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Feb 12, 2006 - To Mumbai thence to Australia

One last big Indian Breakfast and the kitchen was bussing. Shot off the last roll of Polaroid film of the cooks and gave out photos. The aromas in that kitchen were enticing - they just flooded the senses and the blazing burners and colours of the food was just Goan. We slowly packed, paid the bills, read the books on Eco Tourism and my poetry book and Fernando drove us to the airport. We had along wait and I spent the last of our local currency on lunch a dry prawn curry which was really good- this must be the best airport food in the...

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Feb 5, 2006 - At Farmagudi Resort (for want of a better name) at Ponda in Goa

We breakfasted at 9.00 and Helen was up and feeling a lot better. Tiffany and Desiree returned and everyone was ready to get the cab at 11.00 am for the airport and Win and Di are off to Farmagudi Hill Resort near Ponda for a week. Just after breakfast we noticed a film crew were set up outside the hotel and discovered that a South Indian film crew were making a regional film. They had walls of reflectors, a cast of about 9, two lead actors-singers, umbrella men, whose job it was to keep the camera in the shade and the lead actor cool- not...

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Feb 1, 2006 - To Goa

We were up at 6.00 and Candice, Jeremy, Dinah and Win went off to the fish markets. Everyone else slept in. We travelled to the docks adjacent to the Naval dock, and a customs official informed us that photography is illegal so there?s no photos, so lets see if we can describe the scene to allow you to visualise this frantic place. The first thing that you realise is that even though it is still dark in the early morning, there in the gloom, people are half running and pushing with baskets packed with all manner of marine produce or ice,...

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Jan 28, 2006 - Beautiful Goa

Well, we made it to Goa! Yeah! We thought we would never get here, considering the wacky train system. So, we had to get around that by taking the bus, which ended up being only two hours longer and about five times cheaper. In Goa, we took a vacation from our travels. (Who would have thought, in India, no less!) Goa is much different from the northern parts of India. People are more laid back here. Churches seem to outnumber Hindu temples and Muslim mosques. Even the men here have been seen walking around with nothing on except their beach...

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Jan 27, 2006 - Anjuna

Lunch time and I feel like i can risk a trip to the beach - God bless mum's supply of immodium - aint nothing getting past that. I met Jael and Josh, a couple of Israelis, on the lungers and within 5 minutes ther's a cue of 10 sellers around me all queuing up to take their turn. I bough a skirt (?) an ashtray and had my ears syringed for 1000r. Jael and Josh were splitting their sides. At last I can lie back and get somne rays or so I thought. All of a sudden the sun was blocked out and it went very dark. Strange, there werent any clouds in...

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Jan 16, 2006 - Goa

I know that we have been a little negligent over the last couple of days with our entries but come on... we are finally warm, sleeping late and eating well - so can you blame us if all of you are not among the first thoughts in our mind?? Other than our first night here where we wandered around the small sleepy town of Panjim in search of food only to be faced with multiple Indian diner type establishments, and finally a Domino's Pizza - we have been eating like kings - burgers, steaks etc. That first night, we did visit a restaurant called...

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Dec 24, 2005 - southern goa

Colva>bedinem>palolem Getting to Goa made me experience the joy of overnight buses, in particular in the way in when I was sharing it with a bunch of overexited Indien teenager and a DVD screen showing over and over the same Hindi songs and film. As my preparation of the trip had been on the lighter side, I had no idea where the bus would stop and at what time in the morning. It turned out really fine as the Bus was going as south as possible (Margaon, a refreshing 10 min cab ride at 5am to Colva beach) Interestingly Colva and Palolem offer...

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Dec 11, 2005 - Enfin des Vacances...

Apres 2 mois de bourlingage, nous avions besoin de faire un stop et de prendre un peu de vacances. En effet, le voyage n'est pas synonyme de repos. Tous les jours c'est se lever tot pour pouvoir profiter de sa journee et de la luminosite du soleil present de 6h30 a 18h30. Tous les 2 ou 3 jours, il faut choisir la destination suivante, etablir l'itineraire et prevoir les imprevus... On ne peut malheureusement pas aller partout, tout voir et tout faire. Lorsque l'on decide de changer d'endroit, il faut cherhcer le moyen de transport le plus...

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Nov 26, 2005 - Palolem, Goa

After 5 day in Anjuna beach we decided to travel south for a couple more days to a beach town called Palolem. This town came highly recommended by many travelers that we came across and offered a change of pace from Anjuna's more "Grance" oriented atmosphere. With beautiful white sand and cocohuts (beach huts on stilts) lining the shore, we spent much of our time laying on the beach reading and trying to figure out what we would order at our favourite Italian restaurant. We also managed to meet a great couple from England, Jamie and...

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Nov 22, 2005 - Costa del Benaulim

Everything in Goa is just a little bit hotter. Although the chefs were a little heavy handed on the chillies and spices, the fresh seafood was a welcome change from the usual gravies with a few veg. Chris tried some shark which they brought to the table for him to approve before cooking (luckily it was already dead and not quite as big as Jaws). But it was the hot weather that we noticed most. The white sandy beach at Benaulim was a welcome site after the long sweaty trek from our hotel. The warm water lapped at the shores studded with...

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Chris and Kim's Trip

Nov 18, 2005 - Anjuna, Goa

It was over a 14hr trip by sleeper bus that we started our lengthy journey from Bombay to Anjuna, a village in the Northern part of Goa. With the exception of the Anjuna Market that goes on once a week and pulls thousands of locals and tourists from all over the region, we discovered that the village didn't have much to offer except beautiful beaches, great seafood, and cheap scooters. Needless to say, this suited us perfectly. Hanging around for 5 days, we managed to work on our tans, visit the city of Old Goa by scooter, and meet some...

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Nov 4, 2005 - Palolem - Goa - India

Crystal - After what seemed like a very long two days travelling, we are back in a little beach paradise. This time we have come to one of the Southern most beaches of Goa, Palolem - but with exactly the same itinerary in mind. To do as little as possible! We were lucky with our trains and connections and we mannaged to get up here a day earlier than planned which I am grateful for as I lost a day to sickness. Just as I was thinking how I had done quite well to have only been struck with the curse of India once, round two comes along....

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