This year marked the 25th anniversary of our first visit to Margao.
On our arrival at "our" room (502) in the hotel we found a large flower display & a strawberry & cream cake /
Breakfast on Sheila's birthday - orange juice, fresh papaya, yogurt, cake & freshly brewed coffee...
...followed by a trip to the beach & a swim (note cow's imprints) /
An early evening martini improvised in our room using new local
Blue Crystal gin
Sunset over Margao roofs / Girls at the convent school opposite prepare to welcome Santa
Santa arrives by scooter & discipline begins to falter
School's out for 2018 / Back at Pedro's bar at the beach with our old friend Ashok
Every year, Ashok comes down to Pedro's from his home in a remote
Nepalese village to work the winter season in Goa before returning home
Lovely vintage late '20s (?) American car (possibly a Graham-Paige
assembled in India) (thanks to Trevor Gardiner for information) /
Locals using the playground in the Municipal Gardens