Vivanta by Taj - Panaji
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Travel Blogs from Panaji
... Our first stop in Goa was Panaji, just north of the airport. There was not much to do or see here, it was a typical busy working Indian city. We explored the sights for a couple of hours, constantly gasping at the tourists in their 'skimpy' outfits (basically shorts and vest tops) as for the last month I have not dared venture out in India without my knees and shoulders covered so it was quite a surprise seeing female holiday makers baring their legs, bellies, cleavage and shoulders! ...
... at a beach, but because of my wounded leg, I decide to avoid the salty sea and try find a guesthouse and maybe a tv to keep me company.
After an hour of walking and another hour on a local bus, I find my way to Panaji and endure the usual hour of wandering around the streets, searching for a place to stay. Many are either full or ...
... 3 days, he spent a lot of time on the toilet (at least it was a nicer bathroom than Evershine!). Unfortunately this meant we didn’t get an awful lot of beach time in Arambol, which was a shame as the beach was lovely.
Of greater concern was our up and coming 16 hour bus ride to Mumbai, with no on board toilet. Sarah had found a cheap flight but Andy, being a tight **** like his Dad, didn’t want to waste the money they had already spent on a bus ...
... excellent meal, largely of Kingfish.
In the morning the local taxi driver took us all on a day's tour of Old Goa and Panaji. There is nothing much left of Old Goa, it was abandoned after cholera and malaria in the 1830s, so it is hard to imagine that between the 16th and the 18th Centuries it was larger than London or Lisbon. All that remain now are the Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the (im)mortal remains of ...
Tuesday 24th JanWell, we have have had a busy couple of days since our last report. Ashley's friend Nisha (the yoga teacher) and her friend Simon ( a rock magazine photographer) both are Anglo-Indian, arrived for a night on Saturday. Nisha is a scouser, the accent seems at odds with her exotic looks; Simon is a petite guy, still sporting the 1990's Manchester/Oasis/Blur look, with his sunglasses on top of his head. He is very chatty and we had an entertaining evening meal at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service