One of the real necessities of travel in India is having a place that you can go to and feel is a `home away from home.`
Godwin and Jenny Fernandes` Secret Garden Guest House has been that for me for years. It has been a place of quiet and retreat in the most beautiful and peaceful of settings in Agonda Beach, Goa.
The family has made a place that takes you away from any of the hussle and bussle of home or travel. For me, the Secret Garden family has provided a safe and nurturing environment that keeps me gladly coming back.

'Friends' of Secret Garden

A selection of 'the life' around Secret Garden.  Some are very transitory, only there for a glance, some are around over the years - all add to the character of a stay.  Look through some of my other India blogs to see a few more.

My first encounter was Bingo - a lovely, incredibly friendly dog of Godwin's.  Bingo remembered everyone who stayed at the Guest House, even years after the first meeting.  He was a bit beat up by other dogs, but was lovingly cared for by Godwin and all the guests, till the old dog's passing in 2010.

Watching over our shoes.....sort of.

Just having a well deserved snooze.

A 'girlfriend'?

Then there is 'Indy'.....a saved beach pup.  Quite a character.

A few more of the 'players'.

...more to come......