Caprine encounters. The Icelandic goat is a very special animal, an ancient breed dating back to the first settlement of the island. We encountered this herd at Möðrudalur last month in near-whiteout conditions.
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Outdoors on a monsoon morning in Goa. Among the benisons of my young days were the open spaces the minute one walked out of the home. Those spaces have now been thoughtlessly filled with ugly concrete. Panjim, once possessing of great charm and beauty, has been transformed into just another Indian town, a sorry pile […]
Germans on wheels. It was fun following these German cyclists last week near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in south Iceland. They were a genial lot and I ran into them again a couple of days later. Their circuit began in Frankfurt, cut through Denmark and entered Iceland via the ferry. A log of their adventures is available here. […]
Goa’s wonder fruit. The cashew is vital to Goa‘s identity and cultural lore. Known locally as cazu, it was first introduced in Goa (and later elsewhere in India and Asia) by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Roasted cashew nut has for long been Goa‘s most well-known export, and feni, distilled from the fermented juice […]