Bougainvillea Guest House Goa
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Travel Blogs from Candolim
... big so we took in the scenery outside for a while before hopping back on our 'ped and into town towards a big white church we'd seen on our way in and on postcards for Goa. Goa is a very Catholic area. This stems from Portuguese rule along with the Portuguese style villa housing everywhere. We had read about the Catholicism of the area so though religion may be toned down a bit here, but we were wrong. There are still shrines everywhere including the roadsides ...
... of Candolim and through a long line of small villages on our way to Old Goa.
As we crossed the Mandovi River we were told that Goa was the only state in India in which floating casinos were allowed. They had 6 floating and 11 land casinos in the state. Most of the floating Casinos were charging £50 per person per night which included all drinks and food, quite expensive for India but a massive tourist attraction.
We were up early to get down for our final delicious Indian buffet breakfast. Before heading off to the airport and we paid the bill and asked the counter staff to hail us a cab to the airport – an easy task we thought. We were wrong!
Yesterday a really helpful guy on the hotel reception had been keen to help us get a taxi organised, today the lady on the front desk was not bothered at all. After much waiting ...
... this quickly turned into 2 hours and finally at 12:40am we borded the train. We had decided to give sleeper class a go and to begin with it was fine. We both fell straight to sleep until 5am when the 'chai' man began walking back and forth. We drifted in and out of sleep for the next few hours and then woke at about 8am for breakfast of tea nod biscuits. It was the day time on the train which we really found a challenge. It was ...
... the smells here, the row of stalls with the intense aroma of the dried fish and shrimps that they sell, all covered in flies, sitting in the heat of the sun. We turn a corner we hadn't discovered previously, and rows of stalls selling fruit, herbs, veg and even cakes, are laid on cloths on the floor, which would be bad enough...but this is directly op top of the sewar which is only covered by concrete slabs, which leaves gaps between each one...I think that you can imagine ...
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