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Palolem beach, Goa

Turkey: Exploring Kırkısrak

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This was my 5th visit to Turkey, and my first since 2009. My previous visits were to Istanbul and to the tourist resorts along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. So when my best friend, Mehmet invited me to stay at his home in the village of Kırkısrak, I didn’t need to be asked twice! Kırkısrak has a population of only…

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India: Things To Buy At A Groundnut Fair!

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Visiting a groundnut fair in Banaglore wasn’t something that I intended to do. My plan for the day was to visit Bull Temple, one of the biggest temples in India dedicated to Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. As with all the best made plans and with all the best intentions, sometimes things just don’t work out the way that…

Palolem beach, Goa

India: Where to stay in Palolem, Goa

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Tucked away in the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of Palolem, but at the same time close enough to walk into Palolem and to the beach is Palolem Green Inn . The bathroom was huge! It had a western toilet, and also a sink and great hot water shower. The hot water was available whenever we needed it.  There…