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... relishing the warmth of the water and the sun and the power of the waves! I came very close to meeting up with Ajay, my Intrepid tour guide! He was on a tour with a group and they happened to be going out for dinner on my last night, in Calangute, the nearest beach town to my hotel. Small world! My room at the Presa di Goa was very nice, as well as the property, which has ...
... aiming for this whole time! It wasn't until night time though so they allowed me a later check out for free :-)
I have 3 flights to look forward to now - one to Mumbai with a 5hour stop over, one to Singapore with a 14hour stopover, then my final one to Brisbane, a total of two full overnight journeys so I imagine I'll be sleepy when I get there!!
Australia here I come ...
Day 15 Goa Another tough day of sunbathing and reading! Mick was very good and got up early to go for a run. We did also manage a short stroll to the village too. Met a lovely shop keeper called Leela. She had very good English and described a lot about her life (which had the desired effect of winning us over!) But we did believe her. She was married off at age 14 and had her first child at 15. She now has 4 children at age 25. Three girls and a boy. When she had ...
... that were still being
served in Curlies to make our way back down the beach to our beds.
The next day we had a bit of a lie in and despite no
hangover we decided we didn’t want to move much so it was designated a chill
out day. We are paying 900 for three
nights so treated ourselves to pay to swim in the pool in the hotel Danny and
Tasha were staying at for a day as here (as we’d been warned) ...
... the wildlife reserve, sectioned off for exotic species. More specifically lions, and tigers, and bears. Literally. The most spectacular to see was the White Tiger. Other than that it was a nice ride through a park.
After a rather uneventful 12 hr bus ride, we arrived in what seemed like a different country. Goa has the feel of Central and South America, filled with run-down Spanish style buildings from the Portugese colonial period. The air was crisper, ...