Travel Blogs from Calangute
... the monsoon months. We spent most our time here thoroughly getting on board with the 'laid-back atmosphere' in rooftop or riverside retreats. So much so that on one evening us and a few other travellers had rather over-stayed our post-dinner loll in the restaurant. The owner, after asking several times to no avail for everyone to leave, turned the lights out, causing a rather bleary hippy in the corner to look up after a few minutes and ask, rather surprised, 'oh, are you closing?' ...
... is a new perspective. We have both travelled on a
budget before and don’t expect much, but traveling with kids seem to bring on a
few “first world problems”.
For example I can’t see us travelling by bus as Hannah Sofia
is unable to sit still for more than two minutes at the time. And besides we
already need to review our excessive luggage. I have no idea how it multiplied
since leaving Streatham!
... Today is a 'dry day' in India because it is Gandhi's birthday - which means that no alcohol is sold in restaurants or bars. There are a number of these days in India throughout the year and in the various states who are governed by different laws. To celebrate Gandhi's birthday we decide to treat ourselves to flights from Mumbai to Jaipur for the following week:)! Topped off by eating Mexican food - yay no curry tonight!! The only slight irritation to the day is checking ...
Well our excitement about the bus was short lived! After a smooth, if not stop start, ride out of Mumbai, the coach driver decided he was going to floor it. The whole way. Along mountain roads. We had imagined it would be smooth highway roads between Mumbai and Goa, with the huge coach not feeling any of the holes and bumps along the way. How wrong we were! The driver obviously thought he was in a race, driving a rally car. The tyres were squealing ...
... dinner at another beachside restaurant and made it home around 1 pm after a very comical journey which involved lots of negotiation a stop at an ATM and a gas station. The best part was when Heath exclaimed to the driver " you are a very good driver, how long have you been driving?" "2 years" was his reply. No wonder Heath spent most of the journey in the passenger seat with his eyes closed! ...