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... great party trick! He even persuaded Hannah to eat a massive ant (it tasted like lemonade!) and grossed us and a pair of local girls out by eating a large dead spider...
The food at the homestay was exceptional too and all cooked with fresh local ingredients by Vijeesh's mum and sister- we were being treated like family and we were genuinely sad to have to leave but we did need to start making our way further south.
Vijeesh took us up to the local station and ensured we ...
... Man, Discovery TV!". Ah, Steve Irwin still gets a guernsey.........
Next day we went to the old capital under the Portuguese, known as Old Goa. In its heyday between the 16th and 18th centuries, where it was known as the "Rome of the East", the city was larger than London or Lisbon, until outbreaks of cholera and malaria necessitated the movement of the capital to Panjim. The beautiful churches and chapels still stand, and it is still a place ...
An early taxi to the UN heritage listed Victoria Terminus. Even at 6 am this station which is Asia's largest is teeming. People are everywhere - sitting, squatting, eating or crowded around the numerous ticket portals. The English concept of a queuing system is alien here. It's every man for himself. Fortunately we have pre-booked our seats on the Mandovi 'express’ so it just means plodding down long, long and ...
... Manage to squeeze into the restricted area, but see nobody famous, The whole area is in festive mood, street food stalls open air stages, and Kingfisher beer village and entertainment. We know what to do this evening. Back to the Relax Inn via the town market, check out the restaurants and a back way home. Get back to the key side, it's in full swing, eat from a couple of the stalls, really nice and the we have some lollipop chicken, seen it quite a lot it about, not ...
... and everything so we just chilled outside with some more beers listening to Russian trance music. We then headed onto Curlies where our mate Vince was nowhere to be seen. We ordered another beer before going up to the upper deck. Not much happened that night but it was good to experience the Russian holiday party scene. Our walk home took about 30 mins but was pretty sobering thank ...