Vivenda Kafe – The story behind it!

Papanasam beach, varkala, kerala

This post is about the recent December Goa-trip. I wrote about my most memorable time in Goa in the “walk in Goa” post, a month ago. One of the reasons for that walk to be as memorable as it were, was the visit to Vivenda Kafe in Candolim, Goa. I almost walked past it when I saw the interiors – it was cozily lit and interiors were well done. I was thirsty and a little hungry, I decided to give it a try.     I stepped inside and surprised to see that it was run by an Italian couple. … Continue reading

Travel and friends

Like I said during the last Goa Trip  “If you want to know your friends, travel with them. If you want to know yourself, travel alone!”.  So it was for the Yercaud trip too. I got to discover a lot about my co-travellers, their driving and how each of us complement each other. Plan was to go with my college friends but plans change. One of the guys pulled out and I pulled in Anand (aka Andy) – ex-colleague and very good friend. Other two guys I’ve known from my college days – Murali and Navneeth. The former works in … Continue reading

Yercaud Trip : Weekend getaway

UPDATE: all Yercaud trip pics will be updated here. The plan: Chennai – Yercaud – Chennai Total Dist – 720 Kms start: Thursday morning Come back : Saturday eve Mode : car A perfect weekend getaway from Chennai. Best time to visit Yercaud is from March to May. Nav had already booked a resort, Heaven’s Ledge, in Yercaud Gowri Estate. The contact there told us to be there by 3:30 PM so as to not miss the beautiful sunset. Thursday, 22 Dec Murali and his cousin (Navneeth) were to start at 9 AM, pick me up by 9:30. “You can … Continue reading

A walk in Goa

Got out of my home-stay I was staying in and walked to Candolim beach, 500 mtrs away, and started walking south. The sea to my right and the shacks on my left. I had a camera in my hand, the sea breeze on me, sound of the waves in my ears, water lapping at my feet and the beautiful sight of the setting sun. It was the best walk ever. The walk in Goa. The sight was beautiful, kids playing with their dad and mom watching them, an old couple holding hands and walking in silence, comfortably; young couple chatting, … Continue reading

The Goa Trip 2011

Third year in a row to Goa. I’m still excited about it, that’s Goa!! We leave to Goa on the 9th Dec and come back to Chennai 13th Dec night. 4 of us are going in a Ford Figo. You can follow me(@joejayanth) and Suvish (@suvishV) in twitter for regular updates or/and follow #GoaTrip11 – either you can read that as Goa Trip or Goat RIP, I sincerely hope its not the latter.

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