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Nice Hotel, lovely pool well situated to Bagga beach and nice restuarants
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So, I've been in Goa for a week, it really doesn't feel like I've been here that long! The first night in Goa was brilliant! The whole group went out for dinner and then Gill, Chris, Kylie, T and I went out to a club. As most people know, I'm not the best dancer in the world, so Chris started teaching me how to dance like Mick Jagger... I literally …
... destination was to the lovely Dudhsagar Falls. Dudhsagar Falls (literally Sea of Milk ) is a tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River on Goa's border with Karnataka state. As the cascading waters appear white like milk, the waterfall is called Dudhsagar, Doodh being the Hindi word for milk.
Legend has it that a beautiful princess lived in the forest (near present day Dudhsagar Falls) in a palace. She loved and enjoyed bathing in a lake nearby and ...
... altogether reassuring (it had ash trays, and our window was broken). We did make it to Chennai without being sucked out the window, however, and once we arrived we managed to navigate our way to our flight gate. This navigation was very scary, as you will know if you have been to Chennai airport; it is very dirty and in various states of dilapidation. We entered the terminal a little early (out of sheer fear) and ended ...
... was heart-wrenching and weighed heavy on us for the rest of the day, as well as the next few days. I had seen dead bodies at funerals before, but this was the first time that I saw one up close like that. They pulled the body out right in front of us and the path they took it on to the main road was right next to our restaurant. The body was stiff as both arms were bent like the guy had his fists up ready ...
... trip continued with more Kingfishers, prawns in garlic sauce for breakfast, loads of birdlife as we cruised up the river followed by a nice lunch of kingfish and kingfishers.
Before heading back, we had a quick detour to disturb the fruitbats that had been quietly minding their own business hanging around in a tree. They're quite a sight when they're disturbed.
A good day (another one!) ...