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... and dirty accommodation). Luckily we have two more weeks of beach holiday planned. Hooray.
Closer to sunset we met up with the other couple and walked north towards the second peninsula. Our plan was to cross the shallow gap between the tip of promontory and a large island. I had seen a couple of tourists standing on the furthest reach of the island and vowed to conquer the same challenge.
The adventure began at the end of the beach where a ...
... taped to the door of the first bus from the story above. Elmi started arguing vehemently, but the conductor just shrugged and squeezed his way back to the front of the bus.
We immediately started asking the locals around us what they were charged to go to Palolem. Some feigned an inability to understand. Several couldn't seem to remember how much they had just paid. Either way the message was clear; we were being abandoned to our ...
... small, one main bedroom that was about 2 foot around the bed which was pushed up against the wall where the door was, and a small bathroom that was big enough for a shower, toilet and sink, even so it all looked nice and cosy. We dumped our bags, got changed into some beach gear and hit the beach, the sun had come out more now. We went for a stroll along the beach, it was while since we had been her e last, that was 7 years ago and only for a day. Palolem beach ...
... off a very large book borrowed from the hotel's library before we leave.
It's lunchtime and Ian kindly brings my food order up from the restaurant. Cold coffee and french fries...lovely junk food! As our friends commented last night, Goa is really not the raw India...thank God! No doubt some Internet troll will have something *****y to say about this but after nearly three months in India and countless curries, we say bring the junk food on! One of the other ...
... confused as to why he had just carried a coconut up and back down a mountain?!
* staying a night at an old decaying palace which is often used for movie settings. This place was quite eerie however... we could all picture it in its heyday in the 1920's being the host of British raj garden parties!
* Ellora caves - were a bit of a detour down the centre of India but were well worth the visit. I think this is where we saw our first whiteys after 4 days! These caves are ...
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