Written by Michael Zangerle on . Posted in India


Our night train left Mumbai with one hour delay which made my parents wait at the airport in Goa. It was a happy moment of reunion at the airport. We had a villa organized via internet and were looking forward to see it live. We were not disappointed when a 100 year old house appeared in our view. Just amazing! It had all we needed. So we were sure to have 11 relaxed days.

Jingo and his almost 80 years old mother treaded us just as family and had the villa decorated for Christmas. We got invited for a Christmas Ball. They came in dresses you cannot imagine in India. They were dancing ballroom and did the chicken dance. How funny!

We went through the streets of Panjim, the market in Mapusa, some nice cathedrals in Old Goa and spent some days on the beaches north of the busiest ones. We also wanted to see the busy city of Calagute. We felt like ants in at home. Thousands of Indians, still dunk, were lying in between bottles and other rubbish. We were quite shocked about this as nice is different.

New Years Eve we went to the ballroom dance again and were surprised to see some women in very short dresses. It was a wonderful evening with very good music.

We can highly recommend this villa and left for Hampi, Mysore and Ooty.