Gaffino's Beach Resort
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... forgotten was to take a pair of socks in our pockets because you have to walk a long way in the open and it's not that clean. Inside it was all blue and white with a large silver screen in front of the holy of holies. We didn't stay long and were whisked away before we could be snaffled by one of the local guides. Then we drove to Old Goa. Established in the 15th century, it was conquered by the Portuguese before 1510 and it grew enormously and from the 16th to ...
... The food was good; the drink flowed freely; the company was good, although it did feel a little bizarre to be on a beach half way around the world with so many faces we knew, rather as if someone had written a soap opera into which we had suddenly been spirited. Towards the end of the evening and as I said, the drink having flowed freely, a person who shall remain nameless, suddenly surprised our table by making the suggestion that we should all go skinny-dipping. Given a little ...
... they were a little dated but quite comfortable. On the verandah there is a wonderful wicker swing chair and a comfortable dining area. We bought some basic provisions and headed for a swim in the pool. Soon after we went to the local shop called Watsons for party provisions as the first night's activity was a bottle party at one of the larger cottages. Everyone was excited and chattering about there experiences so far. Some hds already toured around India, others had their ...
... Duke of Wellington). Another site of interest was Tip Sultan's Mausoleum known as Gumbaz. This looked like a mini Taj Mahal!
After Mysore we took short train ride to Bangalore. Bangalore is not known for being a tourist centre but I managed to find an industrial museum. Not Jo's cup of tea maybe but you can't beat a good old collection of internal combustion engines, can you? As well as a botanical gardens, we also treated ...
... deep coma and it was only on the third time of asking accompanied by much shaking of shoulders did he wake up and let me out to the loo!
Arrived to snow everywhere but on time, bags present and correct and just 30 minutes wait for the bus to Norwich to meet Cormac and our final chariot home!
Farewell India - once again my expectations were met and more and I will see you very soon!
Thanks for reading this blog - we will finish it with some general thoughts about India very soon!
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