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... Portuguese influence. We then tried our first Goan meal of a fish thali. It was good we got rice (way more popular now than chapattis) and 3 currys - mackerel, kingfish and mussels. The mussels and kingfish were good, the mackerel had bone but the sauce was nice. It tasted like tom yum from Thailand. We washed it down with a beer which was less than half the price they sell it for in the north. I was deciding I could like the south. We headed to some gardens to chill and wandered ...
... physical shops, rather than temporary looking stalls. In Panjim we went to a fancy restaurant, which was actually very modern looking, with some references to the beautiful traditional architecture of the country. We ate cheese and garlic naan bread and a traditional (not really) Indian cheese toastie. The cheese toastie actually consisted of coriander paste, cucumber and tomato in a toasted sandwich. We think they messed up our order though, but that ...
... I found out during the rest of the day. The next days were filled food and sights. As Goa has only been part of India for about 40 years the influences of the old ruler, Portugal, are still visible everywhere. Old cathedrals in the jungle, little houses with Portuguese style porches, street names and even signs in the typical Portuguese tiles including the blue drawings. The names of the people range from Albuquerque (apparently typical Portuguese) to Singh. Sometimes it is ...
Not really done much over the last 2 day's. Friday -we woke after a stormy/rainy night. We suspect we had a rat/mouse in the room last night as we woke to our unopened packet of crisps & biscuits on the floor opened :/ thank goodness for mosquito nets!!! we had breakfast at the hut restaurant, walked up the beach then did nothing but chill all day on the beach. Both a little burnt now tho! Even after ...
... br> I will probably being staying here until the New Year as travel and accommodation is a nightmare being that it is the holiday season. So I guess it is another few weeks or so of beach, eating and generally do sweet bugger all. If I dont get back on line before than I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a great 2013.
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