I’m finally back after a rather long break. I didn’t mean to be away for so long but circumstances decided otherwise! As soon as we arrived in Goa, I started getting persistent pains in my upper abdomen and back. Turned out that I had a whole lot of stones in my gall bladder and needed immediate surgery! I am feeling much better, and almost back to my routine. On the positive side, I have no pain and am a few kilos lighter, though I wouldn’t recommend gall stone surgery as a form of weight loss. :D.
Thanks a ton for all the comments and mail. It felt pretty good to see them all in my mail box.
I am just getting back to regular cooking. We haven’t been starving, but my cooking efforts have been largely in survival mode. A large part of our last month’s meals came from our friends’ kitchens, as our stuff hadn’t been unpacked. So this post is not about food, but some glimpses of our drive into Goa and some pictures of a nice weekend holiday after we got here.
We moved to Goa at the beginning of the month, driving down from Kochi (a distance of about 800km) over two days, with an overnight stay at Udupi which is a temple town well known for its vegetarian food.
Driving down this highway is a lovely experience (not in summer though as it gets quite hot) as the road runs along the Konkan coast and one can see lovely views of the Arabian Sea while driving along.
The road runs so close to the beach, you can feel the spray when the waves hit the rocks!
There is one stretch (beyond Mangalore) called Byndoor where the road runs very close to the sea. This has always been a favorite point of ours to take a break, drink some tender coconut water and watch the view.
Waiting for us to arrive. 🙂
Two weeks back we had an occasion to spend a weekend at a resort, here in Panaji (the capital of Goa and also called Panjim). My husband and his colleagues to have a working-cum-holiday weekend at a small resort in Dona Paula called The Prainha. Families were invited along to enjoy the weekend. It was a nice change and just what the doctor had ordered for me! So while my husband and his colleagues spent some part of their weekend working, the spouses and kids got to have lovely, lazy weekend. The Prainha is a nice and quiet place with a little stretch of beach and is not too far away from the centre of Panaji. These are some pictures I took while at the resort.
Our resort, The Prainha.
A bit of advice, just in case!!
Village boys from nearby and football on the beach.
Twilight at the poolside, and the sea beyond.
I promise you some food in my next post. I really have to get that kitchen of mine going!!!