At the moment, there are only a handful of Westerners staying here - most of the guests are Indian which makes for a far more authentic experience food-wise. During the season from November, no Indians stay here - Brits, Russians, Europeans etc so the food changes to more Continental.
James also spotted a snake, with a mouse in it's mouth, thinking that I would scream and freak, he kept quiet! I saw it just as it was slithering into the
bushes. Long and black, I must try and find out if the snakes here are poisonous. Creepy!! Don't venture off the road!!
The City of Panaji states that there are nearly 2000 stray cattle in the state and since the implementation of the scheme 4 months ago, 226 cattle have been impounded. Impounding only takes place between 6 pm and 6 am so as not to cause further traffic disruption.
There is a total ban on sand extraction and transportation in Goa currently thereof so building a small house is becoming a problem.
Nigerians are willing to pay higher rent and they are accused of bringing in drugs so locals are not happy. It seems that the entire drug Mafia is now in Siolim. Most are living in India on either expired or forged passports.
Many slums remain unrecognised by the Indian Government. These people live in unhygienic conditions without proper sanitation or drinking water.
One in five persons is from the "scheduled caste"
A new French study has revealed that India will overtake China as the world's most populous nation by 2050.
Current stats are as follows:
China = 1.3 billion people
India = 1.2 billion people
US = 316.2 million people
then Indonesia and Brazil.
"We don't want Goa to be a hub for criminals,racketeers, drug-peddlars and gamblers"
Well done, I say.