Bpb readers’ astrological prediction for January 11, 2010: Your career and love life are on solid footing, making this a good time to take a vacation. And even if they’re both hitting rock bottom, vicarious travel is definitely on the cards.
It’s written in the stars. Grab your passport and head to Cafe Goa tonight, where a bunch of globetrotters will unpack pictures, videos, music and memories from interesting journeys at a traveller’s Show & Tell. If you don’t have a sojourn story of your own, you can just hang in the audience – the event is free and the cheapest way to go around the globe and back.
What does Budweiser beer have to do with concentration camps? Why should your honeymoon involve Fidel Castro? Are spam mails that promise of “unforgettable holidays” actually worth an open? All of these questions were answered in the last episode of Show and Tell, organised by The Bombay Elektrik Projekt. Participants included eco tourists from Ladakh, a traveller to the Czech beer city of Budvar and a spontaneous Mumbaikar who moved to Ukraine for a six-month teaching project he found in his spam inbox, all revealing treasures they collected and telling trippy tales.
This Could be Rotterdam or Anywhere
Tonight too, is ripe with possibilities of action and adventure. A bus ride from Nepal to Tibet, philanthropic quests set to the sound of a live harp, a journey into the Basque region of Spain and more is on the agenda. All this, served up with chilled beer and Café Goa’s famous Chicken Vindaloo.
If you wish to book a seat, you’ll need this travel checklist:
1. Register at least half an hour in advance.
2. Carry your travel material on a CD or DVD. Bring music instruments, dance moves, cool curios, language skills or anything else you might have picked up on a holiday.
3. While spontaneity is appreciated, prepare somewhat of a structure so fellow travellers don’t blame their yawns on jet lag.
Bon Voyage, lovelies!
Getting there: Cafe Goa Bistro & Grill, Agnelo House, off St John de Baptist Road, near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), call 9819703271 for more details. Tonight (January 11) from 9.45 pm to 11.30 pm. Visit the Facebook group here.
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