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Travel Blogs from Ponda
... that Spiritual journey is from the known to the unknown. Really? Think!
Its actually from the 'unknown' to the Known. From ignorance to Knowledge.
Kenopanishad goes a level deeper and says its beyond the known and other than the unknown.
The fact is - Spiritual Journey is an oxymoron.
Yet, lets enjoy the 'journey' knowing that the destination is already reached.
'Travel' light Being Nobody Going ...
... room thankfully. The rooms themselves are clean and modern but not huge. The shared bathroom situation wasn't bad at all, there were 4 toilets, 3 showers and I never had to queue. These were also super clean and modern, best shower I had in India. The 4 floors up was the only negative, if you hadn't already got your sweat on in the humid heat the climb ensured you soon would be! We also got some of the best service here, ...
... declined again. Finally, we crawled into our plank bed (without sheets), and tried to get some rest. With a busy street right outside, and uninsulated windows, this was a bit hard, but we finally succeeded, until 8am, that is. That was when the front desk called, woke us both up out of a cold sleep and told us that our driver was there. "No" was our only response. *click*. It was a very frustrating way to start the day.... more on the rest of the day ...
With the monsoon now in its full July swing, Goa has slowed down, but there are somethings which work better during monsoon. Take traffic for instance; during the main tourist season, it would be faster walking up the Calamgute/Baga strip- that's if there is actually any space on the road for you amongst the scooters, cows, buses and teuck loads of tourists. During monsoon, this chaos simply melts away and the roads bexome bearable again. Another thing would be watersports. Goa ...
... hide in the aircon (Mumbai is a whole different level of hot and sweaty). We also experienced Indian cinema whilst hungover and wow, luxury! Huge comfy seats, menus to order off of to be delivered to your seat. A 3D ticket was £3 and Robert Downey Jr was his usual amazing self in Iron Man 3.
Then it was time for a taxi to take Karim away to the airport bound for Sri Lanka. Very sad to say goodbye to our big brown bodyguard.
Other places to stay in Ponda
1160/3 Mazal Vaddo, Ponda | Hotelfrom $9