When Two Friends Met After Ten Years at The Only Olive Part-2

When Two Friends Met After Ten Years at The Only Olive Part-2

Episode 2 – The Backyard As Neera unwrapped her life happenings since we last met through the unapologetic wrinkles in her face we wended our way back to The Only Olive. We decided we’re going to bury our everyday existence for two days in the attic of The Only Olive – we so wanted to unwind and I (A Guest of The Only Olive in Jan 2015) could not believe this house with its quiet majestic roof and walls was just so like a mother’s womb – a perfect hideout till you were…Read more
When Two Friends Met After ten Years at The Only Olive Part – 1

When Two Friends Met After ten Years at The Only Olive Part – 1

Episode - 1 "The Riverside" Neera was one of the few with whom I (A Guest of The Only Olive in Jan 2015) got along pretty nicely without having to think what smart thing to say next, when as a young and unsure resident teacher for Korean students I lived in Chennai ten years back. So when Neera and I got a chance to get together after a long hiatus in Aldona’s most beautiful property The Only Olive a Portuguese Style Villa in Goa, it was like what Walt Whitman said: “We were together.…Read more
The Only Olive

The Only Olive

The Only Olive is situated on a hillock with lovely views of the surrounding village. This is the only village caromed by rivers on all three sides and that too in the shape of a horse shoe. The riverside has been the personal favourite of many a traveller here. It’s bliss to visit this segment of the Mapusa river which is a tributary of the Mandovi river. It’s a very short walk off the villa and the morning air is crisp with the lovely green foliage and beckoning serenity around.Read more
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