The Heritage Goa
For the Portuguese, Goa was the centre of the Portuguese empire in Asia. The Portuguese were great church builders, their desire to spread their faith an important motivation. Little wonder then that modern day Goa is a quaint blend of the old and the new, of Portuguese and Indian elements. It is also a land of great variety - with its many churches and temples.
The Portuguese imported the concept of Susegad, it comes from the Portuguese word socegado, meaning quiet, which doesn’t really do it justice. For Goans, susegad identifies a laid-back attitude to life. The Goans will tell you ;“Relax, take your time, enjoy life, be happy. That’s susegad.”