Guide to Christmas in Goa like a hippy backpacker

. Wear a Santa hat, dance in the sea.

. Build a snowman out of sand.

. Ask your friends to paint a nativity scene on your back in henna.

. Enjoy Christmas carols to reggae music and a drum circle.

, Drunk Skype your family and tell them you no longer like capitalism.

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Xmas Punch Recipe

You will need:

. 1 hollowed pineapple or watermelon (use pen knife for hollowing)

. 1 Bottle Old Monk Rum/Bagpiper Whisky

. 1 Carton extremely cheap 'fruit drink'

Mix ingredients inside hollowed fruit, smashing fruit inside to make slushy effect.

Drink straight from the fruit in the 5 o'clock sun.

Dewali - Jaipur

“We’d like to take you to high place to see the lights and the fireworks, high tiger fort. You look awesome in your saris. Everything will be in the newspaper tomorrow. Happy festival.”

- Dewali 2013