Travel Opus to Europe and India, Goa and Bollywood

INDIVUE Travel Opus -works

Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.

These works are:

  • Travel Opus to India
    Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work is called Matkaopus Intiaan.

  • Travel Opus to Europe
    Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe includes both written and video articles on travel and art in Finland and throughout Europe. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Eurooppaan.

  • Travel Opus to Goa
    Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work runs under the name Matkaopus Goaan.

  • Travel Opus to Bollywood
    Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Bollywoodiin.

You can read, watch and listen to all these digital Opuses, all of these eight works easily and for free. Find them from the links attached.
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Travel Opus -works also in Finnish!

All the beaches in Goa, India

All the beaches of Goa by INDIVUE

The aim was to see all the beaches in Goa, India, and photograph them to blog them. It took altogether some 14 years, since I was actually living in Europe and there is some 100km of beaches in Goa only. But here they are now – all the beaches in Goa, from North to South.

The namelinks below each photo will lead you to the introductions of each beach. And if there is an existing travelguide for the beach in question, you will find it in the guidelink. –

All the beaches in Goa

Tiracol Fort
Tiracol Fort
Querim Beach, Goa, India
Querim Beach
Arambol Beach, Goa, India
Arambol Beach
Mandrem Beach, Goa, India
Mandrem Beach
Ashvem Beach, Goa, India
Ashvem Beach
Morjim Beach, Goa, India
Morjim Beach
Morjim Beach; view from Chapora Fort, Goa, India
Morjim Beach; view from Chapora Fort
Fort Chapora wall, Goa, India
Fort Chapora wall
Little Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Little Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Vagator Beach
Anjuna Beach, Goa, India
Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Flea Market Beach, Goa, India
Anjuna Flea Market Beach
Baga Beach, Goa, India
Baga Beach
Calangute Beach, Goa, India
Calangute Beach
Candolim Beach, Goa, India
Candolim Beach
Sinquerim Beach, Goa, India
Sinquerim Beach
Fort Aquada Beach, Goa, India
Fort Aquada Beach
Coco Beach, Goa, India
Coco Beach
Caranzalem Beach, Goa, India
Caranzalem Beach
Miramar Beach, Goa, India
Miramar Beach
Dona Paula Beach, Goa, India
Dona Paula Beach
Vainguinim Beach, Goa, India
Vainguinim Beach
Siridao Beach, Goa, India
Siridao Beach
Japanese Garden Beach, Goa, India
Japanese Garden Beach
Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India
Bogmalo Beach
Hollant Beach, Goa, India
Hollant Beach
Velsao Beach, Goa, India
Velsao Beach
Cansaulim Beach, Goa, India
Cansaulim Beach
Arossim Beach, Goa, India
Arossim Beach
Utorda Beach, Goa, India
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach, Goa, India
Majorda Beach
Gonsua Beach, Goa, India
Gonsua Beach
Sunset Beach, Goa, India
Sunset Beach
Betalbatim Beach, Goa, India
Betalbatim Beach
Colva Beach, Goa, India
Colva Beach
Sernabatim Beach, Goa, India
Sernabatim Beach
Benaulim Beach, Goa, India
Benaulim Beach
Varca Beach, Goa, India
Varca Beach
Zalor Beach, Goa, India
Zalor Beach
Carmona Beach, Goa India
Carmona Beach
Cavelossim Beach, Goa, India
Cavelossim Beach
Mobor Beach, Goa, India
Mobor Beach
Betul Beach, Goa, India
Betul Beach
Cabo de Rama Beach, Goa, India
Cabo de Rama Beach
View from Cabo de Rama Fort, Goa, India
View from Cabo de Rama Fort
Cola Beach, Goa, India
Cola Beach
Agonda Beach, Goa, India
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach, Goa, India
Palolem Beach
Patnem and Colomb Beach, Goa, India
Patnem and Colomb Beach
Patnem Beach, Goa, India
Patnem Beach
Raj Bagh Beach, Goa, India
Raj Bagh Beach
Talpona Beach, Goa, India
Talpona Beach
Galgibaga Beach, Goa, India
Galgibaga Beach
  • Polem Beach

The beaches were photographed during 2006-2019 by INDIVUE.

Find this article about Goa beaches in Finnish here

Read also Travel Opus to Goa!

5 reasons to visit Old Goa

Park in Old Goa

Old Goa is a historically significant area in-between North Goa and South Goa, little bit towards inland from the capital of Goa, Panjim. Several Christian worship places are located in there, and because of them Old Goa is a World Heritage site.

Here’s five reasons why you should visit Old Goa –

1.Basilica of Bom Jesus, located in Old Goa, is the most spectacular Christian building in Goa, India. There is a lot to see in the walls and aisles of Basilica of Bom Jesus for people interested in church art. Inside the building there is also a beautiful garden.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus keeps the grave of St. Francis Xavier and through the glass cover you can see the remains of his body and pay respect. St. Francis Xavier was a Roman Catholic missionary whose 500th birthday was celebrated in 2006, from the time of which these photographs are also from.

3. Old Goa in India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. The nature and trees in Old Goa are beautiful. You can also see lot of Portuguese-style architecture and one Mahatma Gandhi statue there.

5. There’s also few other Christian churches for a cultured person to see, such as the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

You can read this article in Finnish here: Viisi syytä vierailla Vanhassa Goassa

Find more inspiring places to go from Indivue’s Travel Opus to Goa!

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa

Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus
Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus

The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus
The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus

St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006
St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006

Park in Old Goa
Park in Old Goa

Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa
Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa

Gandhistatue in Old Goa
Gandhi statue in Old Goa

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa will guide you to the beaches and sights in Goa, India, together with unique images, videos and travel experiences of a European travel blogger, photographer and an artist.

INDIVUE has been blogging since 2005. It is the oldest bilingual (Finnish and English) travel and art blog in Finland. 

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Travel Opus to Goa, India
The first cover image of Travel Opus to Goa

SOUTH GOA

South Goa has less program for tourists than North Goa. Being less crowded and more in touch with nature, it is a treasure for peaceful holidays. Many beautiful beaches together with the beautiful nature can be found from South Goa, like Arossim Beach, Agonda Beach, Sunset Beach, Majorda Beach, Cola Beach and Galgibaga Beach, just to name a few. Read and see more from the links below –

CENTRAL GOA

Central Goa does not officially exist. There is just North and South Goa, in-between which the Central Goa is located. Areas like Panaji, the capital of Goa, the Dabolim airport, the harbor city of Vasco da Gama and the area of Old Goa belong to Central Goa. Few beaches are also there, like Bogmalo Beach, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula Beach and Japanese Garden Beach.

Read more about these places in Central Goa from the links below.

 

NORTH GOA

Goa is a tiny state in India and a legend tells that the first European to find it was a Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama and a few hundred years later Goa was found by the Western hippies. Nowadays North Goa is the happening place for all kinds of tourists, with lots of entertainment and shops, and all the positive and negative side-effects of tourism.

Read and see more about North Goa from the links below –

All about Goa

Videos from Goa

Read and watch also all the other works in this Travel Opus -series:

You can read the Travel Opus to Goa originally in Finnish and English, and nowadays also in several other languages with the help of the Google translator.

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Travel Opus to Goa
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Indivue recommends: Helsinki, and other tweets, from February 2017

As I mentioned in my previous post, Indivue is also active in the social media, both in Finnish and in English.

Twitter Analytics tells in its summary that one year back, in February 2016, Indivue made

  • 24 Tweets in a month, which had altogether
  • 2,844 Tweet impressions, which led to
  • 507 Profile visits

And one year later, in February 2017, Twitter Analytics tells that Indivue made

  • 45 Tweets in a month, which had altogether
  • 3848 Tweet impressions, which led to
  • 863 Profile visits

Those impressions are a lot more than what happens with a regular Facebook Page, according to Facebook analytics. Facebook gives your posts hardly any visibility, unless you pay money to them, because in Facebook only money talks. That’s what I’m told.

So, I’m really curious to know, will it make any difference in the Twitter Analytics if one re-blogs the tweets, which have already been made. – Since those hashtags in tweets are forever valid and very much up-to-date, why not re-read!

Consequently, here are the

Best of Indivue tweets in February 2017

In February Indivue tweeted about Jaipur, the so called Pink City in India, in the state of Karnataka. In the video tweeted, the images and music are all by Indivue, as usual.

Indivue tweeted also about Gokarn, which is a lovely small village in the state of Karnataka on the West coast of India, little bit south from Goa.
The link in the tweet takes you to some photos from Gokarn, a few years back from now.

Some ten years back I posted my first videos to YouTube. They were about sightseeing Mumbai and I had put some Bollywood hit music on the background.

What happened then was, that YouTube banned that video, because some big international music company had made a complaint, since their music was being used for free in that video.

So, ten years later, the music in this video will be composed by me only.

Despite of the previously mentioned harsh attitude of a big international company, Indivue has been blogging in Finnish about Bollywood and Hindi cinema for some ten years now, and in February 2017 discussed about the Bollywood premieres of 2017.

Here’s the tweet:

The Article of the Month of February 2017 in the Finnish Indivue site was about the best Bollywood movies of this millennium, 2000-2016. Reviewed by Indivue.

Although that article is in Finnish, it is very easy to understand in any language, and is very useful, so do take a look if you’re into Hindi cinema! What makes this article so special is that these Bollywood movie reviews are based on subtitles and Western upbringing. So it might differ from the Indian taste.

You might also wonder how on earth did one get to see all these movies in Finland, since they didn’t come from the Finnish cinema or theatres, and the fact is – one had to go and buy them from India. Most of them.

Nowadays there are also some Indian movie premieres coming to Finnish theatres, as can be read from the Finnish site of Indivue. So times they are a-changing. For the better.

With the tweet Ideas for Rome Indivue shared recent travel tips and ideas for Rome, Italy. Check them out if you’re planning to travel there!

Whereas the article of India photography shared some photos blogged in www.indivue.blogspot.com during the past ten years.

The video Lost & Found from Goa beach conveyed one hot sunny afternoon from Goa beach itself.

Images and music by Indivue.

And near the beach, where the previous video was made, is located one beautiful Goan five star hotel, which is Park Hyatt Goa. Indivue stayed there and made an article about it in Finnish – Take a look.

Perhaps fulfill your dream and have a stay? Taste the best food ever.

And then, last but not least, in February Indivue tweeted all these images of Helsinki summertime, with the link to reviews and hints of good Helsinki sights.

Those reviews and hints are in English, so make sure to check them out with time – Helsinki really is a beautiful and safe summertime city to travel to!

 

Continue reading “Indivue recommends: Helsinki, and other tweets, from February 2017”

Best of Indivue tweets from January 2017

Indivue is active in the social media, both in English and in Finnish.

Here’s the Best of Indivue tweets from January 2017 –

The tweets were dealing with issues like Finland’s 100th year of Independence,

the Best sights in New Delhi, India, according to Indivue, photographs of India in colour,

Helsinki Matka2017 Travel Fair, straight flights in-between Goa and Helsinki, Goa beaches

in general and Bollywood movies.

 

Check out this catchy microblogging and follow @indivues on Twitter!

India photography in black & white and sepia

 

These images in black & white and sepia have been taken while travelling in India during the years 2006 – 2015 and these photos have been blogged in Indivue.

None of these photos are staged nor posed, thus presenting India very much like it is.

Read more from Indivue in English or in Finnish at www.indivue.blogspot.com!