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... of unreality has twisted through bizarre to tragic.
The Russians have slipped away to bed, and shortly Amber does to. I take my leave quietly, knowing that attempts to say goodnight would be met with refusals and another beer being placed in front of me. The DJ sleeps on through the pounding techno music, and the German rolls another spliff. The owner sways on the dance floor, staring out past the palm trees and into the blackness where the waves break - drunk, defiant, broken hearted.
... door and air con and were served breakfast on our balcony overlooking the sea. On the first night we ate a huge Parrot Fish - so called because of it's parrot like colourings and the fact that it has a beak! It was quite a tough fish and rather chewy. The second night we had a Butter Fish and a Red Snapper, both were beautiful and we went to bed suitably stuffed. A good ...
... stroll along the beach. We stopped along the way at a turtle hatchery and fed some turtles - though the conservational aspect of the hatchery seemed pretty dubious! We walked right up to the far end of the beach and had an amazing dinner. I had a whole grilled snapper covered in a spice paste and served with a pineapple salsa type thing. It was amazing, one of the nicest meals of the whole trip. Kim had rice and curry, ...
... ourselves out of the huge bubbling bowls of things - we had rice, dhal, chicken curry, curried green beans, poppadoms, coconut sambol (a coconut and chilli mix) and some tampula - a kind of spinach thing. It was so good - and we helped ourselves to as much as we liked - for only 150 rupees! (about 75p). - I'll definitely go back there - I even asked the guy to write down some recipes for me to take home and he obliged :) I'll have to make him one of my friendship ...
Today we set off on our final day of door to door cyling and it was door to bus. We had to cover extra km today to reach the coast and there were some serious road works around the construction of a new freeway and building for the CHOGM conference in months time, so all the bikes were loaded on the bus for the first time. Before this we again left the safety of the electric fence to ride ...