Santa Monica Resorte
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- Swimming pool
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Concierge desk
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... and being so content with my surroundings. Then I landed in Goa. "Everyone can be who he wants ~ Accepting Happiness." My friends Patrick and Ali, whom I had met weeks earlier in Rishikesh, were at the airport to meet me. We drove to their home in the city of Calangute found in north Goa. Looking around and seeing that the trees were palms and the roads were more sand than gravel... I was a happy girl. That night, I walked to the beach to catch my ...
... have an unfortunate habit of telling you what you want to hear. You ask if their 'espresso' is a proper coffee short and strong, they say yes and return with a mug of watery instant... the good intentions are there but it can be testing! On arrival in Mumbai we grabbed a taxi (nicely carpeted on the inside and bagged stashed in a boot that was tied closed) and headed to the central train station. This was my first journey in India where I realised I would probably always fear for ...
... to the loo. The gate attendant was very adament about not opening them for us to use. After some time of pleading, he did give in and open the doors for us. We would have been better off to go in the bush behind the building. I have pics, but I wont post them. Do not want to shock the sensitive readers of this blog. ;-)
We had to go back to town, get tickets, get into the allocated vehicles with the allocated guide and off we went. After parking, our ...
... is in like sections of buildings with warehouse style big shutters. There is clearly no investment into the more menial thing like appearance and billboards. Property's are all quite old and all look beaten around. Goa is a tropical sort of place, palm tree's are everywhere, so your kind of in this tropical wasteland, going from town to town all looking quite similar. There are hundreds of dogs everywhere. I've been told that most of them arnt wild parse, but they ...
... to a corrugated iron lean-to in shanty town where the guy told me he could have one for me in 15 minutes (“are you sure? – yes*** sir”).
We go around the corner for a cleansing ale and 30 minutes later return to find he now says it is impossible for him to help me. All of a sudden he is unable to speak English to explain why.
My mentor, Alec, then suggests that I swallow my pride and return to Shiraz ...