Relish the slow ace of life in this multicultral town where Christmas looks a lot like Diwali with day lamps lighting up houses, as Mangalore's humid air is replaced with a chill. Mangalore's cake shops contain works of art designed for the season of giving. The spectacular church picture cakes are worth a look. Do taste the 'Kusvar', the Konkani word for sweets and savories comprsing 22-odd different traditional sweets. As you pay homage at the St. Aloysius College Chapel you get to see a wonderful series of paintings that cover the interior roof and walls.