I don’t remember how little I was when I first went to Dona Paula but I do remember it was with my grandparents and parents and I experienced the joy and thrill of my first ride in a speed boat .
Another image that always comes to mind , when I hear someone mention Dona Paula, is the rock with the white statues.
There is no clarity about what the statues actually symbolize but the most common explanation I have heard is that the two figures represent India – The ancient and the modern , one looking in the east and the other in the west.
My mum attended a wedding a few weeks ago in the area around Dona Paula beach and today as she shared a few pictures , I remembered that first speed boat ride , with the salty spray all over and the fear of falling into the water . What a mix of emotions that was !
I have a few pictures of Dona Paula from my last visit there in 2009 and thought I should share them.
Any special memories of any special place that you’d like to share ? I’d love to hear your story .
— that mishmash ( apologies for three posts in a day but couldn’t resist )