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teramachi street

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but we went there to shop
and while i got a few souvenirs
including a sword-like-umbrella

i got caught up with
the pretty cafes and
second hand books, CDs
that were there for sale

after sunset, the streets lit up
and the temple lanterns
indicated there was indeed
a temple in teramachi street

Traveling Tastebuds

Last night I made Maggi for dinner.
I thought I’d cook something interesting
but realised I don’t really know how
to whip up something nice and tasty;
or is it that I really don’t make that effort?
or that I just don’t enjoy cooking?

But when I travel,
I automatically become the foodie
I enjoy all kinds of food.
From the airplane food,
to the take-out-tiffin from
the local family mart
and all that you get in-between.

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Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

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Processed with VSCO with nc presetLast weekend we made it to Barsey Rhododendron Park
(a tiny break from g-town).
While we thought we’d be the only ones visiting the place,
the number of tourists and taxis lined up at Hilley
would make you want to return.

But Hilley was only the starting point of our hike.
And we could already see rhododendrons in bloom.
So, without wasting much time,
we entered the forest and found ourselves walking
the brown carpet and enjoying the occasional sighting of bright flowers.IMG_5375IMG_5420

Since it was all ready evening.
We pitched our tents for the night
but campfire was not allowed
still we managed to make instant noodles
for our humble dinner that night.
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Halfway through our sleep in the woods,
we were woken by thunder and rain
which continued through the morning
that also brought surprise hailstorms for us.

While we were to hike back the longer route
we were not equipped for a long rainy walk
so we walked back the same way
through an all together different woods.

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museum of unidentified saints & wooden pillars

if i could rename the goa state museum, I would call it
the museum of unidentified saints and wooden pillars.

there were so many unidentified saints, i wished
some goan priests would visit the museum
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the “history of printing in goa” gallery
housed dusty printing machines and the process camera too
-prized pieces but not your center piece.
it was all huddled in a hall hoping to speak of our printing history
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the museum had a lot of treasures
but more could be done perhaps

the photography gallery had
a picture of a child lifting stones
and it was captioned “child labor”
there was a picture of some waterfall
and it was captioned “waterfall”

but i am glad i visited this museum
and could rename it,
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