|We had a relaxing day yesterday and today we went out to visit a spice plantation. The guide we had was very good and it was a great trip. Upon arrival we had the obligatory red spot put on our forehead and a garland of flowers - Steve didn't want to wear his so I wore two! We then had a glass of lemongrass tea which was wonderful...very refreshing. The place was difficult to find but we asked a few times and found it eventually. I got out to ask one man who ushered me into a small room full of men and directed me to the back where I asked a man sitting on a huge chair surrounded by men on the floor. It felt like I was visiting with a mafia boss or something!!! Anyway, back to tour. We were shown lots of herbs and spice plants/trees and had their medicinal uses explained to us. It was very interesting. Saw a huge spider which was a bit grim but it was not bothered by us at all. At the end of the tour, we were very hot and wet. The guide poured some concoction down our backs which was very refreshing and set us up for the lunch that was provided. We sat with the people from our tour who were over in Goa for a wedding - a couple from Spain, a woman from Holland and a man from Martinique. Lunch was great and we had a good chat.
Came home after that as it was about 3pm and I felt tired so went to bed and slept for 4 hours!!! Decided to go across the road to the Pentagon Restaurant for tes. I had the best fillet steak I have had in my life for £3.00!!! I ordered it with a jacket potato as I fancied a change from rice and when it came it was about the size of a very small satsuma!!! Tasty but as it was small, they brought me chips as well!!! Very enjoyable meal, good atmosphere, nice staff and good music in background. Came back to the apartment, watched some house after talking to mum on skype and went to bed about 1am.
Good day was had yet again and only half way through our trip...