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Gazette 162

INDIA  Goa & Mumbai  December 2018

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Arrival at hotel room in Goa  Birthday cards
This year marked the 25th anniversary of our first visit to Margao.
On our arrival at "our" room (502) in the hotel we found a large flower display & a strawberry & cream cake /
Breakfast on Sheila's birthday - orange juice, fresh papaya, yogurt, cake & freshly brewed coffee...

Sheila at beach on her birthday  Sheila enjoying a martini
...followed by a trip to the beach & a swim (note cow's imprints) / An early evening martini improvised in our room using new local Blue Crystal gin

Sunset  Convent school
Sunset over Margao roofs / Girls at the convent school opposite prepare to welcome Santa

Sants arrives  Schoolgirls
Santa arrives by scooter & discipline begins to falter

School's out!  Derek with waiter Ashok
School's out for 2018 / Back at Pedro's bar at the beach with our old friend Ashok
Every year, Ashok comes down to Pedro's from his home in a remote Nepalese village to work the winter season in Goa before returning home in June

Vintage car  Locals using the park playground
Lovely vintage late '20s (?) American car (possibly a Graham-Paige assembled in India) (thanks to Trevor Gardiner for information) /
Locals using the playground in the Municipal Gardens

Municipal gardens  Red moon
Unusual large red moon seen from our hotel room

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2019