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It was the last morning we woke up in our forest paradise. We had another lovely breakfast including my favourite, chai tea! This morning was an early start as we had a huge amount of driving ahead of us. Our first stop was Somnath where we visited the famous Somnath temple (the moon temple). Matt wore shorts which is prohibited within the temple and shows signs of disrespect, so we had to turn around and ...
... the weekend to Diu to get drunk. Luckily they normally do not stay at Diu town (where I was staying) but at other resort like places at the island, so they did not bother me too much.
On the 22nd of December I flew from Diu to Mumbai and then the next morning back home to The Netherlands again. Just in time for Christmas and New Year.
The big question is, did I like India or not? Because what you hear many times is that either you love India or you really don't ...
So, on our last day in Diu Jamie and I were sitting atop a deserted cliff, enjoying the view and complete solitude. All of a sudden, we heard a little voice cry "gora!". You hear this quite a lot in India, it literally means 'white'.
From nowhere, a class of around 40 incredibly excited schoolchildren appeared, completely surrounding us, insisting ...
... where alcoholic beverages are forbidden.I was told that police sometimes register cars to make sure that no alcohol is leaving the island.
In the beach I saw many men and boys in swimming trunks playing in the sea, but never an Indian woman in a bathing suit, it was a very conservative environment.
My driver, who used to go jogging every morning, discovered where the fishing village was, and we went to see the action.
They were many boats bringing lots of ...
... laws. Indeed, Gujarat is a dry State, means no alcohol! In Diu, it is allowed ... so imagine what is resulting of this!
Drunk dudes everywhere! And they start very early (sometimes in the morning)
Diu is a paradise for drinking! And I really think this is why people (especially from a dry State) come there! All its initial appeal is then waning ...
Not a place I really ...