Travel Blogs from Arpora
... over the 100s of tourist focused dentists in Calangute etc).
While in Anjuna I visited:
- Calangute / Baga (yuk.)
- Old Goa (mildly interesting)
- Paradise beach (a nice drive to a beautiful & empty beach, too quiet for me though)
- Margao (city. dirty.)
- Dudseghar waterfalls (a good day trip, more spectacular in monsoon season or just after I think)
- Aguarda fort, it was OK. Nice ride ...
... the trains without the help of a guide though, as it's a bit of a challenge. Say, for example, your train's due at 6 a.m., the number (that's on your ticket) comes up on an overhead board. Normal, you might think - but there's a twist (isn't there always?) - several other trains might pull up and stop before the one that's advertised on the board! So each time one pulls up, we're all braced with our luggage ready for the battle to board the train, meanwhile Santo ...
... their act by educating people not to throw their rubbish on the ground, or in the ocean, as we witnessed on several occasions as we sat on Bagga Beach.
Just bare with me a moment as I need to hop up on my soapbox. The Australian government has introduced a carbon tax. I'm sorry but that would have to be the biggest joke of all times when we have seen what we have seen over the past 37 days. How they can justify that a tax ...
We were up at 3.30am this morning to catch the train to Goa. Officially this is the last day of our epic 37 days unplugged in India. By the time we get to Goa we will have travelled 11,818 k's Where has the time gone, my head is so full of everything that we have seen and experienced. Maybe the 13 hour train journey will provide us with plenty of time to reflect back on our adventures. It was a 1 1/2hr drive to the station to catch the 6.30am train, I lost count ...
... other side. The valley was covered in clouds that morning. It was so quiet, we could hear the radio being played in the villages at the foothills. On the way back, we saw a flock of Jungle Babblers playing on the trees and heard calls of the Whistling Thrush.
We got back into the village at around 9Am, had some breakfast and said our goodbyes to Rakesh. We quickly freshened up, checked out of the hotel and headed to the Amboli depot where we had a 10AM bus to catch for Kolhapur.