Joet's Guest House
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... a haunted house stall which resulted in us having a loud spooky laugh played all night! The next day we had more curry for breakfast.. Going off it slightly! We were going to hire scooters but Jenna drove it straight into a car.. Therefore we got a taxi. We also met a new friend David at the taxi stop who we shared our ride with and had a friend to chill with for the trip. Arriving in Arumbul beach it had the feel of a Spanish island with ...
... is Catholic. Goa (and India) only became independent in 1947, so colonial influences prevailed up to recent times. The houses generally are surrounded by rice padi fields. Few animals on the road (as opposed to the north). The locals are busy getting the second rice crop harvested and the fields prepared for the onset of the monsoon in June.
... Goan business owners do not bother with petty things like rules, particularly such frivolous ones as those governing the use of sound systems. They just pay off the police and presto! All night Goan trance party! Yay! Everyone on Morjim beach gets to stay up until 7AM when the last druggies finally pass out and the DJ realizes his CD has been skipping for 12 hours now and decides to shut it off.
Needless to say, we didn't get much sleep on our last night ...
... in on our first walk from our hotel to the bank of the Ganga. Within the first 5 minutes on our walk, I looked into a shed that people were huddling around and saw a dead man be prepared for cremation. Once we got the the river bank, the number of beggars and street people multiplied; people who suffered from Polio being the most apparent with disabled legs. Along the river were people getting their heads shaved, people huddled in prayer circles smoking hashish, numerous ...
... last year. It’s the elegant colonial prose and slight awkwardness around describing an obvious sensitive subject, I found amusing (as well as a brief context setting introduction about lifts “elevators” in general)
To quote from the piece directly: (you just have to imagine the Indian accent when reading it)
“It must be said that most buildings in the state now have elevators as it offers convenience and saves a lot of ...