Notes on Goa: Matt Damon, hippies, and Portuguese ruins

[Palolem – Goa] Goa is a small state on the west coast of India. It is often referred to as if it is a place. This former Portuguese colony was once one of the happening places on the overland hippy trail in the 1970’s, and ever since then every hippy worth their salt will tell […]

A tour of the slums of Mumbai

At every book stall on the streets of Mumbai there are always the same travel books on sale. The one you see the most here is Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts. The book is a fictionalised retelling of the authors true-life escape from an Australian prison and flight to India, where he ends up living […]

Notes on Mumbai: Bollywood, World Cup Cricket, Shantaram

Welcome to Bombay, Sir Arriving at Mumbai International the terminal looked like it hadn’t changed since the 1950’s. I love it. It’s like a glimpse back in time which you are not afforded in todays modern hub airports of Southeast Asia. I turned on my mobile phone and I received a welcome message from a […]