This edition of the Travel Postcard features Namaste Cafe at Om Beach near Gokarna in Karnataka
“This series, called the Travel Postcards are basically the short story version of a single frame. Some tales are told between 2 sips of your juice. These are those tales. Not too long, Not too short, a little context, a little perspective and yes, they do act as a pill, that you can pop up for some travel inspiration”
As I sat there sipping my Banana milkshake, I could see the evening hues of blue against the resplendent lighting in the cafe. Most Monsoon evenings are spent like this, lazing on your couch at Namaste Cafe’s eating area by the sea. Om Beach is along India’s hippie circuit of Manali-Rishikesh-Goa-Hampi-Gokarna-Vattakanal-Varkala and as a result of that you are sure to see almost the same menu in all these places. You might even see a menu written in hebrew, just showing how important the Israelis are to the commerce in India’s hippie destinations. Gokarna was the preserve of the hippies in the 90’s when Goa was getting over-crowded, but has since then been discovered by far too many people. Gokarna still maintains an old world village charm and is worth visiting during the weekdays for some quiet time by the sea!