Canoeing down a secret lake in Olaulim, Goa


(Hiawatha in Goa!)

Among all the experiences I have had travelling across the world, gently sailing on a lake in a canoe expertly handled by a dimunitive Finnish lady, listening to the enveloping sound of stillness of village life in Goa, with only the pant of 2 swimming dogs as symphony, must surely rank pretty high.

It was about a month ago that I found myself peering straight ahead from the bow of a little canoe in a lake set amidst the verdant and extremely quiet landscape of Olaulim, Goa’s wonderful little village I had written earlier about.

Savio & Pirkko have cracked it – they have figured out what life is all about. And to let you in on the secret – it is about having a warm, open house set in lots of open land, fronted by a placid, quiet lake, having a huge menagerie of pets and a group of neighbours, well-wishers and friends around on most holidays. It is called Community and it is something most people do not have.





(All photos courtesy Pirkko & Savio)

Click here for my previous post on Olaulim.

Click here for all my Goa posts.


2 thoughts on “Canoeing down a secret lake in Olaulim, Goa

  1. Pictures are so nice that only by wathcing these i felt relax. It will be a nice experiance to visit such place. Pl give details.

  2. we had a wonderful couple of days with the family, the peaceful and serine environment was perfect ,the hospitality with the family and pets was second to none. we can highly recommend it to anyone wanting a holiday with a difference

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