Travel Blogs from Goa, India

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India here we are!, Goa - From Trivandrum, India travel blog

India here we are!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... !?!?!?  Scum class on the train! So Goa it was and this is where all our travel plans for India went totally out the window...... We arrived in Goa ago with the intention of staying a week to ten days. But just like a blink of an ...

Bedbugs and saints, Panjim and Old Goa, India travel blog

Bedbugs and saints

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... vibe about it. Some of the streets resembled Lisbon or Havana more than the views we were accustomed to in India. We also made the trip to Old Goa where we saw the somewhat dessicated body of St. Francis Xavier, who died over 300 years ago and ...

GOA, GOA, India travel blog

GOA

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... at the train station at least an hour before (as is advised) bought goodies for journey and waited for The Goa Express!! India's version of express and mine are obviously two completely different meanings. We got talking to Rob a traveler from England ...

Beach bums, Goa, India travel blog

Beach bums

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Leaving Hampi and heading to the beaches of Goa. Let's get this party started! The first couple of hours we rode standing by the doors of the passenger carriage, eating peanuts and throwing the shells on the floor as the locals did. Then we transferred to ...

Fights and Fireworks. Classic New Years Eve!, Goa, India travel blog

Fights and Fireworks. Classic New Years Eve!

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... . I recon he'll be buying a house here:) I have a flight to Singapore on Jan 10th.   I've had it with the sightseeing in India. There is a lot more to see of course, but I'm exhausted. I've seen a lot. I've had all the spicy food I can take. I've ...

Colva for Christmas!, Colva, India travel blog

Colva for Christmas!

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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Lobsters and white pointers, Calangute, India travel blog

Lobsters and white pointers

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... I'm not into getting the white pointers out in public. Fine if you want to but I don't think it's acceptable in a country like India where their culture requires women to remain covered. I know, you might think I 've got double standards as I wore my ...

India?  Or Portugal?, Panjim, India travel blog

India? Or Portugal?

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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... hours behind in our travel time, but the scenery made up for it.  As we passed from Maharashtra state into Goa, the landscape became increasingly greener, despite the dry weather, and high rises were replaced with brightly coloured adobe ...

Christmas in Goa, Palolem Beach, Goa, India travel blog

Christmas in Goa

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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We're now at the end of 10 lovely days by the sea in Goa! Spending Christmas in Goa is a real cliche of travel in India, but it had to be done! It was strange arriving here at first - after the towns we'd visited in Southern India, this was the first ...

Beaches, Burning Rubber and Burning it in!!, Morjim, India travel blog

Beaches, Burning Rubber and Burning it in!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... feeling the best. I say almost veggie because there was a spider in the bowl with the Garlic Nan (Our first nan bread in India). Erica's Cheese Butter Masala was good thought!. Got back and drank a few beers on the Veranda, sweating like you have never ...

Lookey, lookey, lookey.............., Palolem, India travel blog

Lookey, lookey, lookey..............

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We went for an early morning stroll down the beach before heading for the travel agents who said they may be able to get us on a train if we pay them extra money for an even more restrictive secret travel agent risk. We have no option really and its ...

Another bizarre day on a Goan Beach, Morjim, India travel blog

Another bizarre day on a Goan Beach

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... front of our table, casually gathered up his parachute, sat down at the next table and ordered a large beer, if we weren't in India I might have looked twice. Heading back to our hut on the bike we decided to eat at the 'Seahorse' again ...

Bye bye Bombay, Bombay bye bye...., Calangute, India travel blog

Bye bye Bombay, Bombay bye bye....

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... seen him so cross as he told the man, amidst all the swearing, that he should wear a mask and hold a gun!! Anyhow we are in Goa now - the rain is displeasing us although we've managed to book into a great hotel with a pool for only 6 quid a night for ...

Kadama 41: Spices and Elephants, Ponda, India travel blog

Kadama 41: Spices and Elephants

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... shoes off and hopped aboard. What an amazing moment in my life. I have never ridden an elephant and it was obviously one of my India goals. The best feeling was the way her body moved with each step. She was so calm and graceful I almost forgot that I ...

Elephants, Saris and Perverts, Colva Goa, India travel blog

Elephants, Saris and Perverts

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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... The market symbolises the impact package tourism has had on north Goa. The market was full of stalls selling overpriced tatty 'I Love Goa' T shirts, along with badly made jewellery, fake designer gear, very dodgy fags (it might say Marlboro on the pack ...

Why We are Still at the Blue Corner, Benaulim, India travel blog

Why We are Still at the Blue Corner

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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     I don't really like dogs that much. They just sit there looking at you. Waiting. If you dare look back they think they belong to you. When we moved into our cabina at the Blue Corner we found a mother and six puppies living under our ...

Bollywood Dreams & Goa Coconut Huts, Palolem Goa, India travel blog

Bollywood Dreams & Goa Coconut Huts

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... businesses that recycle just about every kind of material you can imagine. After Mumbai, the plan was to venture into central India and participate in a 10 day silent meditation course.  Well, apparently the program is quite good at this because ...

Moo-ving, Just Keep Moo-ving!, Colva, Goa, India travel blog

Moo-ving, Just Keep Moo-ving!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... worried by my simplified sentences and 'East is East' accent!! Earlier this week saw the Twenty20 cricket World Cup final with India v Pakistan so we made a trip to the bar for that and Charlie's newfound cricket knowledge came in handy as we celebrated ...

Kadama 40: Backpacker's Paradise, Anjuna, India travel blog

Kadama 40: Backpacker's Paradise

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... is rather funny because she did not get hurt. But honestly, who can say that they drove their scooter into a rice paddy in India? Shannon can. I loved riding the scooters! Growing up riding on the back of my dads motorcycle prepared me for how to drive ...

Chillin' in South Goa, Goa, India travel blog

Chillin' in South Goa

A travel blog entry by anelegantchaos

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Well, here we are soaking up the sun in the former Portuguese enclave. Goa has totally different character to the rest of India, with whitewashed houses, lush palm groves and paddy fields. It is a great escape from the madness of the city and the long ...

A Tenner for a Henna?, Palolem, India travel blog

A Tenner for a Henna?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Our last full day in the peaceful palolem, we will be so sad to leave this place, the beach and our sunbeds (we haven't quite acheived the base tan Andrew has been so intently working on) and get those heavy backpacks on ...

Tsunami Disaster, Goa, India travel blog

Tsunami Disaster

A travel blog entry by anelegantchaos

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Hazel and I would like to thank all of you for your e-mails of concern. We both have been very lucky, as Officials said the estimated toll from the disaster now surpassed 80,000 dead. We have returned to Paoleum in South Gos where there has been high ...

Go-Ahhhhhhh, Goa, India travel blog

Go-Ahhhhhhh

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... accidentally stumbled into the restaurant known to have the best chef in the state of Goa on my first night here.  Well the point of coming back to India a second time is to see the south.  Next stop, more south than here I guess...   ...

What 's next?, Goa, India travel blog

What 's next?

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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What's next? Off to Singapore for my birthday and then New Zealand for a month, followed by two months in Australia. It's been 3 months since I left. I feel like I'm closing a chapter. It hasn't been a vacation in the "Kick back and relax" sort of ...

Ganesh goes surfing, Colva, India travel blog

Ganesh goes surfing

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... "Ahh Clifton BS8? Redland BS6, St George, Bedminster, Knowle, I have friends in all these places" I was speechless, thinking, I'm in India listening to a homeless man recite the areas and postcodes of Bristol, a city, thanks to our lack of premiership ...

Beaches, booze and meat - woo hoo!, Goa, India travel blog

Beaches, booze and meat - woo hoo!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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OK so we felt that we cheated India by coming to Goa - but we are having so much fun! The 40hr journey was hell, slow trains, very hot sweaty carriages but very friendly people offering us everything from food to chewing tobacco to meths (dont ...

The Creepshow Continues, Benaulim, India travel blog

The Creepshow Continues

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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  First it was the Swedes, Daniel and Sara who we'd met last year in the Philippines turning up in Mamallapuram. Then on the Andaman Islands we chanced upon Radoslav and Alzbeta, a couple from a tiny town in Slovakia, where Elenka'a mother was ...

In the country of kings, Goa, India travel blog

In the country of kings

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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A... We've made it to those famous Goan beaches at last, after a pretty hectic couple of weeks charging round the Maharajas forts and palaces of Rajasthan. The season here doesn't start until October, which means it's all pretty quiet at the moment. ...

Kadama 38: Sun, Sand, and Starfish, Colva, India travel blog

Kadama 38: Sun, Sand, and Starfish

A travel blog entry by audreyrattay

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... grumbling, so we walked around the city of Panaji to get a taste of the culture. It really did not feel like we were in India. The streets were clean, the sidewalks were in tact, and there were a lot of really nice houses. If I had ever been to ...

Goa - Anjuna - Day 9, Anjuna, India travel blog

Goa - Anjuna - Day 9

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Arrived in Anjuna early this morning from Arambol. Managed to get a room really quickly in another cheap guest house called Manaili's which was really lucky as it was the last room avaliable. I came to Anjuna with my Italian friend so we shared this last ...

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