While we intended to be on a camel near the Pakistan border this week we find ourselves in Goa. We missed out on a train ticket which we had worked quite hard to get (it turns out the tourist tickets are available a day before the train leaves the first station, not a day before you intend to get on the train).
So. beaches, swimming, relaxing, reading, and cogitating are our current activities. We intended to get some more stories about spices and whatever else comes up here in Goa, but Amanda has a stomach bug, bringing the number of days of complete health during 2 months in India to ….. zero. It is still an amazing place and the relationship people have with plants here is fascinating.
We spent a few days in Hampi, the site of many many ancient ruins. Also the site of rice paddys. I got some fun shots, to support the story of George from Uganda who told us Rice was the most important plant to him.