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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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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....Jump to full entry
Oct 28, 2005 - Goa!
The thing i love about india, is travellers can get away with almost anything! especially if you are a woman! :P Fisrt day, bright and early, after some barganing i was scootering around, with no licenese on a honda activa! Never ridden one before, its so much fun!! Wednesday is apparently girls night in india too, at club Copana. Its amazing. Set on top of a hill, with lazer lights shining off into the night sky, entry and drinks were free for girls! We parked the scooter and got a ride up the hill in a biiig jeep. how stylish! :P It was...Jump to full entry
Oct 21, 2005 - Panaji - Goa - India
Dom - We arrived in Panaji and straight away picked up on the Portuguese influence. There are Catholic Churches, with masses said in Portuguese, all the buildings are typically southern European, and they all close there shops at lunchtime and have a siesta. There is also the strange phenomenon that for some reason on Sundays everything is closed. I believe this is an ancient Christian custom that died out in England years ago. On our second evening we set off on a sunset cruise on the old ship Santa Monica. We expected a sedate mosey (?)...Jump to full entry
Oct 2, 2005 - Goa, India
Today the 2nd of October is the anniversary of Gandhi's birth (or death...); on both occasions the sale of alcohol is banned since he was against the drink. I figured it was a good opportunity to catch up on the journal rather than lying on the beach which is what we've been doing for the last few days. They actually have broadband here in Goa. With regard to the beach; this is exactly what I needed. The cities are so busy and hectic and while I enjoy the action, it sure is nice to relax and soak up some sun. I would say its also nice to...Jump to full entry
Sep 26, 2005 - Colva Beach, Goa
Monday, 26th we were up really early and dropped off at Udaipur Airport at 7:30am for our domestic flight via Mumbai to Goa. The security checks for this internal flight was quite something. Not sure why but all very thorough. Our bags were checked before we checked in and then we went through to the departure gate and were checked physically and our hand luggage electronically - then as we went out to board the plane were physically checked again. The plane was a small twin propelled one ... but we reached Mumbai safely. Where we were...Jump to full entry
Sep 25, 2005 - Goa
Had an early start (7am train) and 12 hours to Goa. Staying at Ajuna Beach. Sept 26th Stocked up on supplies. Its bloody hot. Sunbathed the rest of the afternoon and read. Needless to say, the Goa sun is severe and I got rather burnt. Sept 27th Hired 2 mopeds today. I rode on the back of Heather's - bad move. She couldn't turn it around and crashed it into a gate. My leg was impaled on the latch and instead of breaking, she set it forward with speed - it kinda hurt! I was too busy pissing myself laughing whilst all the locas stopped with...Jump to full entry
Sep 8, 2005 - GU1 or GU2?
Happily we arrived in goa just in time for the start of the final Ashes test and settled into a comfortable hotel in colva with swimming pool and cable tv. Colva's by no means the most charming beach in goa but it's nice enough. It seems to be a bit of a haven for retired British ex-pats who wile away the hot afternoons over a few beers in the local bars. This was good as it meant I had some kindred spirits and therefore did not have to bore Kathryn every minute of every day with the latest developments in the cricket. So the cricket was...Jump to full entry
Jun 26, 2005 - Adrian: Beach front here we come............
Goa. A place of beauty, a place where brit's still have kept the place a holiday attraction, a place with beautiful beach fronts and where hotels back onto. Thats what we were told anyway big mis-interpritation....... The only thing that was true. the british were here..... up until India gained independance. Once i eventually get some photos up you can see but on the up side we do have a decent hotel if you can handle the power going out every 10 minutes because of the monsoon....... makes watching a movie very painful.Jump to full entry