Tour of The Blue Mansion

My work colleague recommended that I visit the Blue Mansion in the heritage area of Georgetown in Penang. Since “heritage” was on my agenda during that trip, I did some research about the mansion and there were very good reviews. Immediately, I noted the time of the guided tour as I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I signed up for the 2.00pm tour which costs RM16 (USD4.30). The group was not too large – about 10 of us – thus it was easy for us to get together in a small circle and listened to the interesting stories narrated by

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In Pictures: Indo-Portuguese Mansions in Margao

Margao is the second largest city in Goa, after the state capital city, Panjim. According to Wikipedia, Margao is the administrative headquarters of South Goa, and Goa’s cultural and commercial capital. It may sound like it’s a big city but it felt like a small town compared to the large sprawling cities I had been in India. Or perhaps I made this visit on a Sunday when most shops were closed and not many people were out and about in the city?? Margao is the Portuguese name and spelling but is called Madgaon by Indian Railways, so please take note

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