In the mid-eighties John McBeath and his partner Sue left Australia for India with the dream to open a European-style pensione in an old Portuguese villa in Goa. After several visits to India they had realised that Goa with its European influences, pristine beaches, and laid-back tropical lifestyle was at the start of a tourism boom. Now told for the first time, this is the alluring true story of what happened: of the locals, expatriates and visitors they befriended, of the colourful, hilarious and sometimes confounding experiences that both enriched and threatened their relationship. Goa rises up from these pages as a seductive and richly rewarding place to live, but jazz writer McBeath isnat afraid to lay bare the realities.a#39;Wea#39;re planning to make quite a show of it, a#39; Tom replies, a#39;incorporating historical aspects of India. Ia#39;mtrying to hire an elephant so, asthe groom, Ican ride on it to the beach where Rhonda, the bride, will be paddledashore in an outriggercanoeanbsp;...
|Title||:||What Westerners Have for Breakfast|
|Publisher||:||Transit Lounge -|