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Diu is a town in Diu district in the union territory of Daman and Diu, India.Diu remained in the possession of the Portuguese from 1535 until 1961 The island was occupied by the Indian military on 19 December ...
... with ten hours still to go I was livid. However all in all this was the worst it got. By 11.00 pm they were all sleep. I however, did not get any sleep, but I had to leave the coffin door open due to the offensive smell. Lucky, whilst they were asleep, they could not smoke. Actually the smoke was the last offensive odour I had to deal with that night.
When we reached Ahmedabad I was relived, but extremely tired. This time I assured myself it was the last sleeper ...
... years ago. The people running the home stay were mixed Indian-Portuguese and speaking Portuguese which each other. Interesting, they had never been to Portugal.
On the island you see many houses and streets which really look like Angola (and also Portugal of course). I rented a bicycle and went out cycling on the island every day. The island of Diu is connected to (but not part of) the state of Gujarat. Gujarat is a dry state, alcohol is forbidden. So many Gujarati (men) ...
... boats for hire. An itinerary photographer is always around ready to catch the moment when a whole family adjust the life saving jackets and board the boat. The rides were quite short, but I guess the photos perpetuate the experience when shared back home with friends.
There are some palm trees in Diu called Hoka palms, rarely found everywhere else, beautiful and providing good shade while drinking a beer. This is something possible in Diu but not in the rest ...
... detrimental to the place itself (which has a fantastic setting though)! It is physically empty so then meaningless (except if you can be very imaginative)! Go very early, before bunches of Indian tourists take over the site!
- South East coast of Diu (Summer House, Sunset Point, Fudam): not so much to do there! Just a long beach, remote from everything (no place to stop by to get drinks or food)! ...