William's Beach Retreat
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... stations were small, and sparse so we had to be beady eyed to even know where we were.
Better give you an idea of the views. Mostly fields, paddy, bushyness, rocky rivers and small mountains. People farming it all by hand, no tractors. The best sight was how much cricket matches we saw! Now everybody knows cricket is India's national sport but I can testify that the image of groups of teenagers playing on dusty hard pitches is a common one.
After chatting and drinking ...
... relaxing! After our shock of the room we headed onto the beach for some ultimate Goan relaxation; sunbathing. It was hot. Around 34 I think. We got chatting to an English couple (James and Katie from Bournemouth and Winchester) who were 21 as well and doing a month in Goa so we swapped experiences and plans over a few beers and a lot of harassment from Indian men. They went off to get showered (lucky for some) and we ...
... It took eighty years to build and was not consecrated until 1640. Across the street is St. Francis otherwise known as “Bom Jesus” built in 1605 and is known principally for the tomb of St. Francis Xavier. In 1946, it became the first church in India to be elevated to the status of Minor Basilica. St. Francis was far busier in terms of tourists with most of them being local.
Leaving Josh (the truck) at the edge of town we had our bags taken to ...
... bike with the man, he said the man was literally doing 70s on the scooter, he was petrified. Not of dying, but of how much it would actually hurt if he felt off. OUCH. I do not like these thoughts. It's nearly been an hour, in that time I had changed four mattresses, all sheets and pillows, done the washing, hung the clothes to dry and had a shower. An hour later, he's back, glad to have my baby home. Safe and sound. ...
... The main road in the town is called Glastonbury Street, which sums it up perfectly.
We hadn’t booked any accommodation so when we arrived, Sarah sat with the bags in a café whilst Andy went off in search of somewhere to stay. Andy looked round several places, all of which were horrible or in a bad location. Sarah then decided she might be able to do a bit better, so off she went whilst Andy stayed behind. Sarah also looked round several horrible places (imagine ...