William's Beach Retreat
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... Goa does not meet the hype, or match up to Google Images.
The pictures on Google resemble the white sandy beaches of Mexico and tropical places like Bora Bora, but in fact, they are at the level you would expect a beach to be in India after seeing the things I have seen. Right next to a swampy sewage area, and crowded with so many boats that the idea of swimming was at the bottom of my to do list. I walked up to the shore, looked both ways, and turned ...
... which I will be lucky to finish before I leave.
The main heat starts to subside around four-ish and we head back to the beach bar to get more drinks and watch the sunset. It's happy hour and pretty busy. This evening there are quite a few boats in the little bay...looks like they are laying fishing nets. Gradually we are working our way through the menu...Ian chooses an Indian dum aloo with rice whilst I go for hunters chicken with rosemary roast potatoes. A lazy but restful ...
We have some pet frogs. In our bathroom :s And a pet gecko. On our wall :s And lots of pet Mosquitos This morning I woke up to no Matt. He's left me for an Indian man. Matt went out this morning and filled up our scooter we have hired for the next 6 days for about $30 NZ. After waiting half an hour for the petrol station to get petrol he got lost! I had a lassi and samosa for complimentary breakfast mm best breaky we've had so far. Wandered down to ...
... drew back my curtain and settled down to watch and listen all that was going on. And it was actually quite a lot. Do you know, Indian folks seem to have no concept of living quietly. As soon as one awoke, whatever time it was, they just started talking to their neighbours, friends etc.
I was interested when at about 5.15am, an Indian guy walked up to one of the compartments, spoke to the occupants and got off the train, followed by three more guys in rapid succession. ...
... and Sarah a great evening of practicing that long-lost skill of haggling. Mum was a bit more 'Life-of-Brian' than Alan Sugar in her deals, Amutha and Sarah fine tuned the art of tag haggling and definitely saved a small fortune on our spending spree. What was Dad doing while we were shopping, obviously, he found a bar in order to watch the Liverpool game.
If you ever find yourself in south Goa, Palolem beach is one of many that you could spend a long time ...