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Medieval Curry Pork Roast

Make a uniquely tasty pork roast inspired by medieval cookery and the official Game of Thrones Cookbook.

Petrol Hikes, Mystery Fish and Forts

Today the price of petrol went up and everywhere that was previously open went on strike and closed. Leaving literally nothing open but a few stalwart tourist cantinas scattered across all of North Goa. My brilliant plan for the day was to start at the Northernmost point of Goa at Tiracol Fort and work my … Read more

Jesus, Mary, and Kingfish Curry

Santana the cabana boy is now my best friend providing me with the facts of his life story in exchange for my 100 rupees per day chair rental. Business at the beach is slow and he feels I need protecting from all the possible dangers the sandy shore of Candolim Beach, Goa could wash up … Read more

Timeshares, Black Pepper and Lord Manguesh

Today I caused a scene in the lobby of the Phoenix Park Inn Resort. At the end of it I was storming out with my luggage and they were offering me everything free that pissed me off in the first place – but it was too little too late. Ironically, the only reason I am … Read more

Beaches, Bangles and Vindaloo

So the thing about Goa now is it is off-season. The benefit – no crowds and theoretically lower prices. The downside – I am a beacon of white light illuminating everywhere I traverse. My entry onto Candolim Beach started a turf war between the cabana man and the jewelry seller ladies over my non-existent American … Read more

SIM Cards, Colonial Architecture and Cuisine

I will never criticize someone who is cartographically of directionally challenged again. Mumbai put me in my place, or out of place, more than once today. Actually like four or five times. It all appears easy on the little map in my book then bam no idea where I am – and directions don't help. … Read more

Brahma, Buddha and a Beer

I woke up at 4:30am this morning with the lights on, my chai untouched, and yes – teeth unbrushed. Apparently balancing my bank account was extremely enthralling or there were sleeping drugs in my mystery LMB sweets. As there was no going back to sleep I finished my last Jaipur post and ordered room service … Read more

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