The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino
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Travel Blogs from Varca
... was just the way we like it - uneventful. Our luggage (which we checked but normally do not) was even waiting for us on the carousel! We were off to a terrific start!
The resort we have been staying at is nice (but probably more a 4 star by North American standards) and the guests are all Indian aside from us and an older British couple. Opting for the shaded pool, the Indians avoid the beach until sunset, so we pretty much have it to ourselves during the day. The sand ...
It is already Saturday, one week has passed. We headed off to Old Goa to visit a very famous church, St. Francis Xavier, who brought Christianity to Goa in the early 1400's. the church was beautiful and still remains so after 600 years! There were some markets along the road, where we enjoyed a lovely, refreshing coconut! We also headed off to Margao, which is a little shopping district. So amazing how everyone seems to share the road and not ...
... 2x2 meter store, women lined up at communal pumps or wells to get water. We were intercepted by sheep, goat and ox herders with huge flocks on the narrow road. This, and the small farming villages we passed, was so charming that we figured we had to take the bad with the good.
At every cross road we asked for directions to Sirsi which was 75 km from our starting point. We matched up our Hindi notes with the Hindi written on the sign ...
... no one stopped or stared at or arrival.
We turned and saw the most beautiful Lagoon, the blue lagoon in fact. It was so beautiful...we followed it round, climbing over and squeezing though some tents, we dumped our bags on a hammock and the next thing Lew had jumped in... very brave, after plucking up some courage, I followed, I hit the ground with my feet, only sand, still too deep to stand though. ...
... sea is Somalia, but we didn't think that they would come this far to hassle us.
Watched the circus as the local resort tried to get it's boat started to tow a group of Indian tourists around on a log, then tip them off accompanied by much screaming. Not surprisingly it was a very short ride.
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- Wheelchair accessibility