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Well here we are with the last bit of the epic trip. Ginger's already written about the journey from Hampi - starting with the getting up at a ridiculous 3.30 a.m. - although there was a reason for this. When we arrived in Hampi, we were collected from the station by auto rickshaws who then took us as far as the little river (only a few meters wide …
... and character. Calangute is very commercial and one of the main destinations for the package holiday crowd. The town is very busy and the beach is lined end-to-end with beach huts which provide sunbeds, food and drink. It's good fun, but it's got a Spanish beach resort feel about it which get's a bit old after a while.
After 3 full days of doing nothing, I got a bit restless (that's a long time for me to be doing nothing) and hired a motorbike to ...
Time is a funny thing. I lived my life by my calendar every day. The blackberry constantly attached to my hand told me what to do, when to do it and why I was doing it. It's a safe and oft comfortable feeling. One can give in, stop thinking for oneself and have ones surroundings dictate everything. Even planned vacations have some form of itinerary. On day 4 you start counting how many days you have left of said vacation. You know the days of the week and the ...
... the 20th.
All in all, India has been an eye opening experience thus far with many good moments in Mumbai and Goa, and a few red flags. We are learning quickly that India is a tough place for two female travelers to navigate on their own and feel completely safe. There are very few women on the streets and we often find ourselves in crowds of men as we meander from one site to the next. In addition, bartering is an ...
... eigene, wenn auch kalte, Dusche. :-)
Wir haben eine gemuetliche Veranda mit Licht, auf der man abends herrlich sitzen und lesen kann. Hier gibt es nicht sehr viel zu tun, ausser Seele baumeln lassen, entspannt am Strand abhaengen, essen und trinken, Buecher verschlingen... Auch mal schoen. Und wieder eine ganz andere Facette Indiens kennengelernt: Das ruhige Tropenparadies.
Gestern sind wir um 6:30 Uhr aufgestanden, um eine Delphin-Watching-Tour ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Santiago Calangute
Nice Hotel, lovely pool well situated to Bagga beach and nice restuarants
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