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... potential time behind bars (they've toughened up their rules and this has happened a few times of late).
My time on the bike had filled my third and final month perfectly giving me what I hoped it would; a more local experience, away from the heavy movement of the western traveller. During my three months in India I'd covered both totally unchartered land ...
... in the sun for a coffee and chat, turns out that Raj had played cricket for India U21's but gave up to join the army as there was no money in cricket in the 80s!
I wasn't completely idle in my time there, I got up early one morning for a sunrise dolphin spotting boat ride. The Frenchies and I rented bikes for the day and headed to Old Goa (very little to see) and came back along some of the other Goan beaches which cemented the fact we'd picked the right beach - ...
... excursion or two until Luke fell ill for about four days. He quarantined himself to our beach shack and I was left to my own devises. It wasn't too bad though as I was happy to lie around relaxing a bit more; I think the past two weeks had exhausted us! Plus, there was a little beach bar down from us - that we had been going to most days - that had four gorgeous puppies running around so I'd end up playing with them and getting water to give them. ...
... luckily we had a seat. The people who were standing were proper sardines. We were sat on the front row and had three people stood in front of our seat. One lady got on with a huge papaya and managed to sell it to another woman during the journey! Cat’s camera managed to capture a video of the fun that I’m hoping to upload with this blog.
After all the fun we arrived in Palolem safe and sound around teatime. Bus journey ...
... in India if at all possible avoid using Paulo travels. Both times I have used them now it has been an ordeal, the first being Tim and I's journey to Hampi which you have already heard about and then then this one. Firstly the bus was late which if im honest i've not got a big issue with as it is pretty common and you kind of have to accept it, but secondly when finally it did turn up it took over an hour for them to load us all on and then juggle us ...