Days 11-19 Goa - Part 2

January 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Besides the already mentioned good food there is a lot more in Goa to enjoy and discover. The coastline is mainly populated by Christians so there are quite a few churches:

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Currently there is also the exposition of the Sacred Relics of St. Francis Xavier, which happens only every ten years. There are many stories and rumours about the body, once a woman bit off a toe during an exposition. Surprisingly it is also highly crowded by Hindus and even Muslims.

On another day we visited the Braganza house in Chandor...

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...and Donna Lourdes in her house in Loutolim. She has priceless antiques but is very reluctant about people taking pictures in her house to not invite robberies. So we could not photograph the dining room for 100 people and the impressive drawing room. She told us about the constant decline in Goa since the invasion and annexation by India and how Nehru and later Indira Gandhi were constantly trying to get hold of their property. Up to today the Indian Government is keen on it, so when her sister died she had to come back from Portugal or it would all be gone by now.

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There are many more beautiful houses like this one in Siolim:

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And of course the beaches:

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Don't forget the restaurants:

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