1/23/2010 to 2/12/2010 | India , Karnataka

Chill’n in Gokarna Again

I left Agonda in a relative hurry as the landlords of the place Mohan and Carol were staying in suddenly began giving them a hard time about me being there, so I hopped on a train down to my favorite mainland beach in India, Gokarna. The beaches surrounding this pilgrimage town on the […]

1/6/2010 to 1/22/2010 | Goa , India

Agonda Beach, Goa


It was not a bad life sleeping on the roof under the stars falling asleep to the sounds of crashing waves, and waking to the sun shining through the surrounding coconut palm trees.  A morning swim, a bit of website work for my friend Mohan, maybe an afternoon walk along the beach […]

1/22/2009 to 2/28/2009 | Andaman Islands , India

The Andaman Islands


There are two ways to get to the Andaman Islands, the topical islands geographically located south of Burma and closer to Thailand but under the governance of India, the easy expensive way, fly, and the long cheaper way aboard a ship for three days, and it’s no cruise ship.  No surprise, I […]

3/9/2008 to 3/14/2008 | India , Kerala

Varkala: Back to the Beach

Kathakali, at temple in Varkala.

An entry more out of completeness rather than anything really substantive to say about this beach resort filled with European beach vacationers and a sprinkling of backpackers like myself.  There are two metrics for how much I’ve enjoyed a place, how long I stay, and how many pictures I take.  Up until the […]

2/2/2008 to 2/12/2008 | India , Karnataka

Gokarna: Rest and relaxation on the Karnataka coast

Kudle beach, Gokarna.


Its far from the prettiest beach I’ve seen, there isn’t a whole lot to do, yet Gokarna has a way of gripping and enticing travelers to stay far beyond there intended duration.  I think one would be hard pressed to find anyone who has not stayed longer than they expected among the […]