Travel Blogs from Palolem, India

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

Christmas in Goa

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... this was the first place here we'd been that was crawling with other travellers, and had food on offer that wasn't Indian! Palolem beach is quite developed but in a backpackery kind of way. Accomodation here is in the form of beach bungalows referred ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lazing on the beach, Palolem, India travel blog

Lazing on the beach

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... UK, there are still a number of places that refreshingly remain lightly developed. I spent the final week of my previous trip to India on Palolem Beach in the far south of Goa. I loved it here, so this time around, bringing Katie was a must. Before ...

Ole, its Stevo the bullfighter, Palolem, India travel blog

Ole, its Stevo the bullfighter

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... 't describe what an Atheist was. At noon we arrived at Palolem and on the drive towards the overpriced beach huts drove past the Palolem Guest house which is featured in the Lonely Planet as being far cheaper than the beach huts but with TV's, fans and ...

The Stevo shopping experience, Palolem, India travel blog

The Stevo shopping experience

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke to another scorching morning in the heat wave. The news said Delhi had got to 110 degrees Farenheit yesterday but I'm sure it doesn't feel that warm because the pollution stops the sun from reaching you, down here just seems so much hotter. ...

Back in Goa!, Canacona, India travel blog

Back in Goa!

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... fall asleep on the bus after a couple of hours and were pleasantly surprised to get woken up by the driver at 6am shouting 'Palolem, Palolem' which was exactly where we wanted to get off, 4 hours earlier than we expected which was great! We went straight ...

The time machine, The Darkness and The Light. ., Palolem beach, India travel blog

The time machine, The Darkness and The Light. .

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... here, and be on good behavior. These are good people, they work hard to make things as nice as they can, and deserve respect. Palolem and India in general may be like a frontier town in many ways, but that is no reason to act like a cowboy. If you ...

Out of the city and onto the beach, Palolem - Goa, India travel blog

Out of the city and onto the beach

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... out into the rural area of Goa, were told that the buses were on strike and that we would need to take a taxi to Palolem - our destination, luckily there were loads of other backpackers and we all split into 2 groups and piled into the taxis for the ...

Going Native, Still in Palolem, India travel blog

Going Native

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... or worse. Again, follow your heart, it speaks, and one needs to but cut out the noise and listen. My first night here in Palolem, however, I did not listen to my own advice. The bars here stay open much later than they do in Arumbol, until dawn, or ...

The 44 day reward, Palolem, India travel blog

The 44 day reward

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Palolem Beach, Goa, India GMT +5:30hrs 45 days waiting I hate getting up early. 5am we were out of bed, our train bunk, this morning. The fact that we were finally in Goa, that our 38 and a half hour train trip was over and that we both ...

Palolem, palms and peace, Palolem, India travel blog

Palolem, palms and peace

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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Hi, We're currently in Palolem beach which is a lovely cove in the south of Goa, there are no buildings, only bamboo huts, so our hotel is a tree house on the beach! it's lovely, the beach is surrounded by palms and there is a little bit of surf ...

December Sunbathing, Palolem, India travel blog

December Sunbathing

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... confirmed that this was a great place to rest up for a day before the last haul into the madness that awaits in Mumbai.  Palolem beach is undoubtedly one of the nicest places we have been to, the pristine sands stretch from one end of the bay to the ...

Almost done, Palolem, India travel blog

Almost done

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Palolem Beach, Goa, India GMT +5:30hrs  A request A request. Please don't think we're alcoholics - our parents wouldn't like that - but normal service has been resumed, meaning we've spent the last 3 to 4 days making up for lost time. Yep, ...

Leaving Palolem. ., Palolem, India travel blog

Leaving Palolem. .

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... . Had my usual breakfast and gave out e-mail addresses to the people I had been spending time with there at Palolem. Goa is not the real India, they all tell me, and I believe. Choosing to leave on a sunday had it's practical application as well, ...

Scams advice, and

Scams advice, and "The Crew". .

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... hippies (most of whom are still here, it would seem) went through in VW buses and motorcycles to reach this part of free India. Palolem was one of the first beaches they populated, and have since moved more to the North as the onset of tourism brought ...

Let's get the party started, Palolem, India travel blog

Let's get the party started

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Palolem Beach, Goa, India GMT +5:30hrs 2 down, 4 to go God damn Indian train food. Remember how I commented a few entries back on the fact that we were probably tempting fate by getting a lot of our recent sustenance from those little tinfoil ...

Leaving India, Palolem, Goa, India travel blog

Leaving India

A travel blog entry by beats

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... confirmation of a job offer to return back to Lehman and was looking to buy some time. I went into the travel agency in Palolem and asked where he had some short notice tickets to. There weren't many viable options and Bangkok seemed to be the clear ...

Moving Sea and an Evacuation, Palolem, Goa, India travel blog

Moving Sea and an Evacuation

A travel blog entry by beats

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... a voice of reason, "Don't worry, it is just a bit of high tide. Sleep here tonight & everything will be fine when you return to Palolem in the morning." This is what we did and he was dead right. In Goa, unlike much of Asia, it was all a storm in a ...

Still chilling and friends, Palolem, Goa, India travel blog

Still chilling and friends

A travel blog entry by beats

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... I met travelling in Nicaragua in 1997, his wife, Nicola, and her friend, Maree. I can't admit to have done much in Palolem except for relaxing, drinking well (I can see how the British sedated the Indians with gin & tonic) and eating well. There are ...

Rocinante gets to gallop, Palolem, India travel blog

Rocinante gets to gallop

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... to Palolem, I will tell about Palolem in the next installment, as it is now time for dinner here. . . I tell him I made Arumbol to Palolem in 2.5 hours, and that must be some kind of land speed record, even the taxis say it will take 4. . . . . ...

9 more days at the beautiful Palolem Beach, Canacona, India travel blog

9 more days at the beautiful Palolem Beach

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... sea sick after a few hours so were glad to head back to dry land. We spent a day at Agonda beach a few miles from Palolem. It was a gorgeous long stretch of white sand with a rocky area where we found some interesting looking creatures and sea plants. We ...

Ready, steady, Goa, Palolem, India travel blog

Ready, steady, Goa

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... in the spotlight in Kerala.  At this point we decided that we were going to go for it, the lure of a wonderful beach at Palolem outweighed the extra miles to get there.  In fact, it would bring the days total to 65 miles but we were feeling ...

Still relaxing....too lazy to move..........!, Palolem - Goa, India travel blog

Still relaxing....too lazy to move..........!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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Yep, we are so lazy....still in Palolem and will be until we have to move our bums on Tuesday night!! Tuesday we are taking an overnight train 15 hours further south to Cochin, also known as Kochi,its in the Kerala region...we are going down there because ...

Itchy feet and fading smiles., Palolem Beach, India travel blog

Itchy feet and fading smiles.

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... report, how I became a Goan fisherman, I have a possible role in a Bollywood movie, How I became the arm-wrestling champion of Palolem, how in the evenings I play my guitar and people sit and listen on the beach, so many sunsets, so many stars. I think ...

This close to Paradise, Palolem Beach, Goa, India travel blog

This close to Paradise

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... my favourite summer songs from ole Aoteoroa whispering words of home in my ears, I can't help but think: If New Zealand is Godzone, then Palolem is surely where HE comes to get a tan. Missing NZ (but, for today, a little less), Love to you all. ...

Goodbye to Paradise, Palolem Beach, India travel blog

Goodbye to Paradise

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... that I'll definitely be back. But it is time to get back on the road, and I risk becoming immovably becalmed if I remain here in Palolem too much longer. And the road goes ever on and on... So my pack is on my back, for almost the first time in two ...

Christmas in Goa, Palolem, Goa, India travel blog

Christmas in Goa

A travel blog entry by beats

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... 30's and the weather, sunny and blue skies, exactly like every other day in Goa in December. We had booked a table at Palolem's English pub for Christmas Dinner. As the weather cools down to a pleasant t-shirt and shorts temperature in the evening, it ...

Recovery, Panaji, Old Goa, Palolem, India travel blog

Recovery

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... of churches in the jungles. But they are enormous, old Portugese churches. The Church of Bom Jesus holds the sacred remains of St. Francis Xavier. If you need a place to regain your sanity in India, I fully recommend Goa and Palolem in ...

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