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Pickled Kaiser Chiefs perhaps?

Strange world we live in when alcohol is so cheap in a country where most states are “dry” and most Indians don’t drink. After all they are usually Hindu, Muslim or Catholic so not allowed of course! This is GOA, … Continue reading

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Customers Service and Bankers – a Match NOT made in Heaven

Are banks never happy to get your money? Judging by the sourpuss face on the local branch manager in Colva ICICI bank it would seem not today. I went into my local branch of ICICI last Saturday with a $100 … Continue reading

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Twenty Years on and still going strong

On 3rd December this year Karma Royal Group celebrated 20 years of business and I was there to see the boss describe his journey to this day. It started with an instant love affair of the owner for a small … Continue reading

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Horny traffic news!

In my recent post re trafficking in India, I omitted the staple of all driving in India and that is probably because I have become immune to it. Please HORN Yes! – a sign seen throughout India on the back … Continue reading

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Flying the flags of India and Italy

So Independence Day has come like any other – I have seen no flag-flying or flag-wearing people. The only difference I have heard is that my friends kids had to go to school (on a National Holiday) and be there … Continue reading

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Is Coaching or Training an Integral part of Life?

I am a very good trainer of people – not just staff – I love human beings and I love to see them develop themselves so my love of training goes deeper than superficial. I can take anyone who is … Continue reading

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Oh girl go you Ladyboy

Top ten ways to know when you are with or talking to a Ladyboy in Thailand: She is more stunning and stylish than the models you have seen on TV Her nails and make-up are immaculate and so “rich” looking … Continue reading

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Panoramas of Life – Part 1

ON THE BEACH Sometimes the sand sticks to your feet and gets between your toes, is gritty and irritating the hell out of you,  so that it rubs blisters into your skin and on your soul! Other times it is … Continue reading

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Don’t Poo Poo Phi Phi (the H is always silent) Don

Well people had said “you will love it” and it is “the most beautiful island I ever saw” so when we were drawing close I was expecting pretty amazing or spectacular scenery so was disappointed as although it was a pretty view, I have … Continue reading

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Tom Yum Soup and Grand Palaces

Wow is the Grand Place something or what?? All that brightly coloured sparkling mosaic everywhere -= very impressive I must say. Setting off early to get there for the 0830 opening, I actually arrived at 8am as it was a … Continue reading

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Caught napping as a tourist again.

First day in Bangkok – so I go out for a troll around – looking to head around old city area and check out Khaosan Road and also possible other guest houses within my budget to stay in when I … Continue reading

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Trafficking?

So let me give you an idea of the traffic laws today in Goa, India: 1. Driving out of Margao towards Navelim – municipal policeman stops and asks for my licence – I produce an international licence and he smiles … Continue reading

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Born to be wild but how many Easy Riders (or rides) are really out there?

So my “Easy on the eye” rider I wonder what you are up to now?  There are 57 varieties but there can only be one Heinz must be your tagline – and if it isn’t then make it so! According … Continue reading

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Benefit selling

With this phrase I DO NOT mean the benefits that are available to the homeless, unemployed, incapacitated and asylum seekers, etc. I refer to benefits in their role within a sales process and this is the course I am now … Continue reading

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Colva Beachlife

Police, lifeguards, cows and holiday makers all make the most of this beautiful stretch of beach

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