Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa, Goa
Travel Blogs from Utorda
... for some lunch and food for the way. Even if they serve food on the train we prefer to bring our own because most of the time the food is just too spicy for us.
We departed from the Ernakulam Railway Station (that's Kochi’s mainland) in the class "sleeper" at 13.50. It was our first experience travelling in this class so we were a little bit curious about it. The trains in India are huge, a lot of wagons per train, with a lot of different classes. The sleeper was ...
... Francis Xavier, goa's patron saint lies here. A body which through a miracle has somehow stayed preserved. The body is taken down every year to be exhibitted. One year a woman went to kiss the feet of the corpse and bit the toe off... she kept it until she got home. A trail of blood was found. The toe returned and is now kept in a gold box...ewwww!!!! Uncle.maurice is full of tails, wish this one wasn't true!
Around this area are lots of sacred grounds ...
... have taken our naughty step
with us much to the amusement of locals and Hannah who just sits next to her
and giggles while Alia sulks.
Then there is the food. The food is amazing here! But if we
continue eating the way we are, we will be a good few stones heavier by the
time we come back. We tried cooking a few times at the flat as we know that we
will soon get fed up eating out, but given that we can all have delicious fish
... feel and all a bit retro which was cool. It was nice not sticking out like a couple of anaemic aliens either as they're a lot more tourists here so people weren't really bothered which made a change. Until we went to the main tourist attraction then we were absolutely hounded by tons of people so that lasted all of 5 minutes before we made our escape. There's only so many times you can tell people to stop taking your picture right in front of your nose before the urge to ...
... We ate some great local food, veg thali and masala dosa and also found a place that did peanut butter on toast and pasta!
We walked to Kudle Beach one day, following the sign we were taken the wrong way (classic India), Laura cut her toe, we got lost and it was super hot. We had high hopes for the beach......