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... and everything so we just chilled outside with some more beers listening to Russian trance music. We then headed onto Curlies where our mate Vince was nowhere to be seen. We ordered another beer before going up to the upper deck. Not much happened that night but it was good to experience the Russian holiday party scene. Our walk home took about 30 mins but was pretty sobering thank ...
... 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 ...
... They still earn an everydayman's salary, except they now live in big houses and drive expensive cars.
Somehow I managed to resist the myriad of palm readers, reiki masters and past life regression experts and shortly left Arambol to head to Vagator to meet and party with the Swedish guys. I preferred Vagator to Arambol, a smaller town with remnants of a trance music scene and nice beaches. From here for some insane reason I went to Calangute, ok ...
... day was focussed around getting to Galgibag, aka Turtle Beach.
This place was a wildlife reserve as turtles nest there and as a
result there is very little development allowed at this beach. The
chef at Home restaurant and accomodation on Patnem said it was where
he and his wife went to chill out when they had a day off which was
good enough for us so we hired a scooter for the day (Rs 200) and with
2litres of fuel in the tank we were free to ...
... It is also common to be disturbed by an inquisitive cow, randomly strolling along the roadside, beach or wherever they may see fit!
Again the madness on the roads is terrifying- you often walk past people swathed in bandages, covered in cuts and grazes after crashing off their scooters.
All to report for now...living the dream!