Alila Diwa Goa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Arriving in Goa is quite a shock from Mumbai! Given the large number of tourists flying in and out, the airport is much akin to those in Cuba or the Dominican Republic. The overall feel is very tropical, and the first thing you notice is the warmth in the air, although it is less humid than I thought it would be.
After checking into our …
... itself). Looks like fly tipping - everywhere! Rubbish is flung from bus windows and out of hands anywhere and everywhere. There just isn't a culture of putting rubbish in bins - and they must be blind to it, or accept it as normal. Don't get me wrong, I've loved my time in India. We've seen some truly amazing sights, visited fascinating places and met some lovely people. Experiences that we wouldn't have had anywhere else in the world - and that's what travelling is all ...
... round I could see that the western crafts were selling much more than the Indian stalls, despite charging western prices, primarily because the items were more unique. The Indian stalls all sold the same stuff. The night market had a band and went on when well into the morning. Outside there was also a parade for the Festival of Colours which caused havoc for those trying to leave the night market – as a result we did not get home till 1:30am. My last day was mostly ...
... There is the humidity and smell of the train and its users. At each station it is possible to step off and stretch and be on platforms that are alive and noisy with people selling and living.
We settled in and no others came to claim the other 2 seats/ bunks. People opened the door and peered in, but chose not to join us. Perhaps we exuded a threatening air? Ensconced, the trip passed pleasantly. Food was ...
... good. We had a pretty seamless transfer from Arambol all the way down to Palolem. We took a tuk tuk down to Mapusa followed by three buses to Panaji then Margao then finally Palolem. Except for the first bus being excruciatingly slow all the buses were cheap, clean and not too packed and sweaty. We had literally no waiting time between buses, either the system isn't bad or we got very lucky! The buses cost a total of 81p and whereas a taxi all the way there would have ...