Osborne Resort Goa
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... had to keep planning our trip and write a few more articles for the blog. At least we woke up late and had breakfast in bed :)
Between writing and relaxing we went out very quickly. In the afternoon we arranged a taxi to pick us up at 6.00 the next morning because the ride from Baga to Madgaon was supposed to be a little bit more than one hour by car. We negotiated the final price and ended up paying IR 1,250. We were ready to depart.
We didn’t have ...
... not a tourist and get out and enjoy!
The beach is one of the highlights of this area as are the streets lined with shops and stalls selling anything you can imagine. We took a stroll down to the beach and enjoyed the scenes and the sunset. At sunset it is always time for a sun-downer, and so we went in search. Most of the places had tables and chairs on the beach, but we were hoping to find one that had a bit more terra firma under it. Success was ours, ...
... even more. We had given a few nods to some people who were clearly off on some travels also. The food on the plane as you might expect was Indian. It was a chicken curry, rice and some sort of mashed kidney beans. It was again pretty damn great for plane food- Now we were really getting in the mood. When we landed in Mumbai there were eye openers straight away, there were slums all round the edge of the airport! I didn't think we would see them so quickly and would have ...
... ve been now. I saw the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Gateway of India and the Dhobi Ghat – the huge open air laundrette for Mumbai hotels and commercial organisations. I was also compelled to take a tour of the Dharavi slum – as usual I had to battle with my conscience about whether such a tour is ethical but I’d seen a documentary about the place and its industries and I just wanted to see for myself. I gave a nice ...
... AND really dirty. Even the air made you feel like you wanted to pull your lungs out and wash them in clean water. It was a cool experience though because I got to see very famous things like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort, and learn about some of the culture there.
As our stay in New Delhi came to an end, I felt glad to be out of the city and into the countryside, or the more rural area of Goa. In 2011, Goa is the vacation center of India, ...