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Travel Blogs from Panaji
Kaye's cold is still with her but today we will be visiting all the catholic churches in Old Goa and so maybe a miracle will happen. The taxi from the hotel wanted the usual 200 rupees to Panerji, but a huge 450 rupees ($Aust13) to Old Goa. We got him to take us to the bus station and stumbled around until we found the bus to old Goa. this time we …
Woke with more energy than I'd had for a few days. Made it down to breakfast and about 10am we caught a taxi into Panergi - the capital of Goa. First stop was the Dept. of Tourism and discovered that they didn't have any maps. We wanted to go to a museum so the guy waved us off murmured something about a footbridge and taking 15 mins. Off we went. …
Over half way now. 6pm in the afternoon and sitting in an internet cafe in Panerji - the capital of Goa. Both Kaye and I have had terrible head colds and hacking coughs which have quite worn us out. These are the same colds that we started with in Mumbai and for some reason they keep refreshing themselves. It's a bummer. We decided not to risk …
... so we left these sun worshipers and headed off for more beneficial delights. Unfortunately for us, a security guard came briskly out from behind the bushes and in no uncertain terms told us to get out - guess we looked a tad too hippy for his taste!
We spent the rest of the day roaming around the Capital - Panjim (awful) and Old Goa ( much more to my taste). Panjim is a city full ...
... cathedrals, monestaries and government buildings left behind essentially intact. The exception is the ruins of the Cathedral of Alexandria, ordered destroyed by the colonial government when it's Catholic order fell out of favor.
One of the more interesting experiences of our time in Panaji was riding the free local ferry that crosses the wide river. Loading and unloading, especially during rush hour, becomes a gridlocked standoff. With no rules ...
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