Neelams The Grand
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... is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule.
'Bom Jesus' (literally, 'Good (or Holy) Jesus') is the name used for the infant Jesus. The Jesuit church is India’s first minor basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.
Construction work on the church began ...
... despite the assurances that two heaped teaspoons of chilli powder wouldn't be hot at all! We ate the curry all seated in a circle around the living room floor with the curry and chapati's in the middle. It was so different to the traditional ways that we ate, it made me feel as though I was a part of a big happy Indian family! After we finished eating we cleared away, and after grabbing some more bottled water from the store down the road ...
... got assaulted by trance music in the massively Russian resort areas.
Then we made our way slightly inland to Portuguese influenced Panaji, where we took a stroll to the church and tiny gardens. In the evening we caught a river cruise which was all Indian families who know how to get excited about a disco. It was supposed to be a sightseeing tour with traditional dancing, what it actually ...
... as you can see down the toilet straight onto the moving ****** track. Our fellow passengers were also a treat, ******* burping and the pervy stares at George were hilarious in my opinion. Especially when an old
Indian man decided to tuck Georgina in her bed for the night haha.
Would definitely go back to Goa again, beautiful location, friendly people, great food, and the best thing about it is that its stupidly cheap.. bonus.
George and Dan x
... before Saturday, we'll be stuck in Goa!).
We visited the local park for a few hours, which also houses the local zoo and museum - very pictureque, and as you'd expect, full of stray dogs!
On the way back to our hotel, we did our most successful haggle to date (though telling the price would be rude - it's a present!). The shop attendant did a good job of making us feel really guilty...but hey, she didn't have to sell to us!
Day 12 - Jodhpur to ...