Kingston upon Hull

hull city hall, hull, england

Hull is a port city in England, founded circa 1200. You can read up more about this city here. I went there for an official purpose for a day and got to see around the city area for three hours. Incidentally, Hull or Kingston upon Hull is also the ‘UK city of culture 2017’. After my business visit, I had lunch at this Italian place called ‘Ask Italian’. Wonderful food, service and the view was great too. What you see are the domes of the Hull Maritime Museum: After the wonderful lunch, we went for a walk to the dock. … Continue reading

Goa Trip – Day 3 – candolim

dioros guest house, candolim, goa

Day 3. Relatively a lazy day and the last day of the trip. That day when you realize you need buy souvenirs for the loved ones. Had lunch in Baga, not a great place, took a really long time to serve (even by Goa standards). My main mission for the day was to go to this wonderful guest house / home stay that I stayed in some years back (from memory, as i did not recall the name of the place). Walked from the resort to the Aguada – siolim road junction and took a bus from there to Candolim … Continue reading

Goa Trip – Day 2

Continuing from my previous post, Day 2 was little better organized and typical touristy day in Goa. My friend wanted to see the Basilica of Bom Jesus. We rode out on our two wheeler from Baga to Bom Jesus. That was a back-breaking 40 minutes ride, which neither of us will ever do again. It was a bad ride because the bikes for rent are not in the best of conditions. TIP: if you plan to go on long rides, either ride solo or get a bike which is in a good condition. So after a painful 40-minute ride we … Continue reading

Goa Trip – Day zero and Day one

chapora fort, goa

I visited Goa last week. Goa remains one of my favourite vacation places. Maybe because I’ve gone there so many times and familiarity, for me, breeds comfort, when it comes to vacation spots. This Feb I was there, we stayed in South Goa. This time we stayed in the North. Here is the list of things I did. DAY Zero: Reached there on Friday evening and checked-in to Nazri resort, Baga. Location The rooms were clean, has a swimming pool, the service is good. Has a pool table (not the best of condition), 150 per hour. Our group had Breakfast and Dinner … Continue reading

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