Travel Blogs from Calangute
The day we headed off exploring the south we spotted a gym and ever since then I have wanted to go. So eventually after much deliberating of when was best to finally spend the money and go I went this morning. I left early, leaving Alice (the lazy bum) in bed. It was a strangely modern gym setup for where we were clearly it was popular with the long term tourists. Gyms in India definitely have certain differences from ones ...
... and took pictures in the beach to make our Christmas card to send to our family. We went for happy hour cocktails. We looked at the menu, thought they looked quite cheap and ordered one each. Ten minutes later 4 cocktails appeared, it was buy one get one free! Since I wasn't feeling well today Craig drank 3 of them!
We Went for dinner in a resort close to where we stay and Craig tried sausage chilli fry which is a Goan dish, and VERY ...
... we had managed, but soon were confronted by a stagnant lake and turned back. But I did make the first test with my “waterproof camera” – after the loss of the first one (return pending STILL!) I got half of it in the water and it’s still working!
So back we went to the main beach (a bit nicer than Anjuna but not by much) and went to a restaurant next door to the one we had been in before. Me and Laura had a good look at the fish they ...
... beach, with an interesting hippie town (Arambol) at one end and a turtle beach (Morjim) at the other.
Looking up at night and seeing the clearest skies and the most stars ever, we've also seen a couple of shooting stars, awesome!
We both had a massage and Andy went for one called 'Magician Massage' which basically involved being naked and drenched in oil, it was very 'touchy feely' in the most intimate of places and very energising too!! Well worth the awkwardness ...
... as much as that could provide
against a tropical downpour.... it was so refreshing! The second
storm was just a lightning storm. And it was amazing. Massive streak
lightning and flashes brought the sky to life. It went on for around
4 hours with constant lightning like a strobe. It felt like it was
going to rain but never did. We started out to head towards the beach
to watch it but once we got closer the power of it made us think
maybe not ...