My research question was: What’s left of the Portuguese in India?
Many old mansions and many Portuguese names. The hotel woman listens to the name of Fernandez, the signs of shops show Da Costa, Silva or Teixeiras. In the capital Panjim is a Portuguese colony where streets have non-hindi names like Rua de Natal. In Old Goa when you throw a stone, you hit a catholic church. In the year 1510 the Portuguese arrived in India. A century later the Dutch Eastindies Company drove them out, exept for one little state, Goa with big fortresses, still at state. Many centuries later in 1961 the Indian army crossed the Mandovi river by ferry to conquer Panjim. The ferry is still in use. See this ferry and tens of other nice photo’s of Goa on my flickr page, just click in the right sidebar of this blog.
- How to find your train at the New Delhi station? It’s easy when you know it.
- Tricked again again at the New Delhi Railway Station (saturday)
- Tricked at the New Delhi Railway Station (on friday)
- Hot air Balloon Festival, not all went well
- The temples of Bagan
- Impressions of the Irrawaddy
- U Bein bridge near Mandalay