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 ...
... to be able to wear shorts and normal clothes and almost Goa doesn't feel like India especially at the beach. Goa was a Portuguese colony for a long time and so many people here are Catholics with different attitudes (and cuisine) and it's much more relaxed.
After Arambol we went to Anjuna beach for a bit over a week and went to some parties and watched some live music and made some new friends which was really ...
... What are the chances eh? (I would actually like to know).
So Goa got made better as we caught up with Issy and Robbo, got their tips on Goa travel, invented the cocktail the Lenny (limca, a lemony drink plus the local booze fenny) we also had the pleasure of celebrating Issys birthday...goan good times!
Some quick points about Goa for anyone thinking on going...the beach is ok, its a bit dirty with cow and dog poo all around, there are ...
Armed with a Lonely Planet guide of South East Asia that I had bought in Cochin, the full enormity of guiding our path on our own for the next few months through non English speaking countries hit me. I was reading my guidebook on our very last Indian journey train to Goa when one of the other couples from our group - Mary and David, looked up and said they decided to return to the UK from New Zealand overland 30 years ago. After they had travelled all the way ...
... beach in Goa and why it had been recommended to us, as we strolled along the white sand. Ideally, we wanted to stay in a co-co hut with a sea view but after viewing a couple, we realised that they were out of our budget or were still not finished. We settled on a hut that was set back from the beach only 2 mins walk away. The hut was set amongst the palm trees and very picturesque, complete with it's own hammock. It was also in a quiet area, ...