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Posts by David Waumsley

Ladies Only Swim Zone – Colva Beach, Goa

Being a lifeguard in Goa must get a bit tedious. These guys (and they are all male here) have to watch the water even in the rainy season when no-one is there.  Now the beaches are teeming with bikini clad holiday makers they have come up with this idea: – a ladies only swimming zone.…

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Benaulim Holiday Letting – The Asian Golden Sands in Goa

We’ve been renting one of the 24 apartments at the Asian Golden Sands in Benaulim for 11 months and have received many enquiries from passing holiday makers about it. Here is some information for those planning to stay at this new development. Great Location It is close to the beach, but also near to shops, restaurants and buses (see map below).…

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Buddha Meditating in the Lumbini Gardens, Nepal

This photograph was taken in the afternoon on 22 June 2012 with a Nikon D60. You may use this image for your own projects (including commercial ones) under a Creative Commons Licence. Lumbini is now considered to be the birth place of Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha. Recently it has become a World Heritage Centre featuring various…

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Retirement in India & The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a charming British film about a group of pensioners retiring to a “luxury” hotel in India. It is beautifully acted, warm-hearted and deserves the international success it’s had this year. Sadly, it is also misleading its target audience. India does not issue retirement or permanent residency visas. In most…

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Fewa Lake in the Evening – Nepal

This photograph of Fewa Lake (Pokhara, Nepal) was taken on 30th June 2012 at 5.45pm with a Nikon D60. All that was added at editing was a little vignetting and noise reduction. You can see a higher resolution version by clicking on this image. Fewer Lake is also known as Phewa Lake or Phewa Tal…

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Taj Mahal Creative Commons Photo

A shot of the Taj Mahal at 5.30am on 16 ‎July ‎2012. As a very popular tourist destination the only real hope of getting a clear view of the Taj Mahal is the going either at sunrise or sunset. We were among the first admitted but had to wait for the first groups of people…

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Lombok three day tour – Indonesia

A first outing for our new JVC (Everio 3CCD) camcorder. A video of our 3 day tour of Lombok and Gili Trawangan in March. I mainly made this as I’m making a website for our tour guide Yus. We would certainly recommend him.   Next up our photos of Bali.   Update: Unfortunately this recording…

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