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... I was soon in the
centre where I wondered around trying to find a locker. Giving up I headed back
to the bus station where I found one in a random supermarket (although first I
had to present a photocopy of my passport). Luckily another shop had a printer.
I then jumped on the next bus to Old Goa – the former Portuguese capital now
consisting of nothing more than a few old vast churches. I only went into one
before heading down some back alley near the ...
... wear bikinis and all. We still could not remove our clothes so we went to the beach to see for ourselves. We explored the beach a little before settling on some deckchairs which you can use for free if you buy a drink. The reception lady was right and I think to be honest that day the biggest perves on the beach were me and Kirsty. We just couldn't believe it, coming from Mumbai beach clothes central to here. Woman were not only in bakinis but some were in thong bikinis and ...
... and foreigners can get in for a mere 25x the Indian ticket value! Amazing! And it's only 100 rupees extra for foreigners to actually get your ticket. Perf! But, Mumbai had it's good bits. We had no idea it's on the coast (is that bad?!) so loved walking along the huge harbour line. Needless to say, we were excited to say Mumbye bye! And to Goa onto better places! (They're so bad they're good) Goa has been paradise. We stayed in a beach hut ...
... freaky on the highway on a little scooter as there were lanes which people blatantly ignored. On main roads cars would overtake on the opposite side of the road and although they were in the wrong lane, approaching oncoming traffic, they would expect bikes to get out their way as they were smaller than them. Also when driving Willem, used to the right side of the road would sometimes be on the wrong side or look the wrong way at roundabouts. I was relieved when we got back in one ...
... the impressive Virupaksha temple which is still in use today. There are a couple of really impressive towers at the entrances to this temple. The main shrine is dedicated to Virupaksha, a reincarnation of Shiva. We paid a few rupees to get a blessing and the red mark placed on our foreheads. The temple had lots of shaded alcoves and we were, as with many places on our trip, by the local monkeys who seemed to have set up camp there. The day was a bit of a haze of visiting a ...