Eat your way through Osaka

Eat your way through Osaka

Dotonbori, Osaka’s bright and noisy canal-side restaurant avenue is brimming with eateries catering to every taste and whim from lunch to late-night supper. King of kushikatsu Craving something sinful for lunch? Kushikatsu skewers can be made of almost anything: fish, meat, fruits, even ice cream, as long as it is dipped in batter and then

The charm of Goa

The charm of Goa

Goa is India’s smallest State by area but also one of the most charming. It’s a former Portuguese province that was annexed by India in 1961 so here, visiting nice town and old-world churches, you can still breathe a melancholic atmosphere, a kind of Portuguese saudade. But there are also other faces of Goa: the

The secret of Goa’s musical past

The secret of Goa’s musical past

Local musicians revive a classical heritage in the west Indian state. The courtyard of the Hamara School in Panjim (Panaji), capital of the pint-sized west Indian state of Goa, is an unlikely place for a music class. Beyond the low school walls, late afternoon rush hour sees tuk-tuks, mopeds, and buses jockey for position on