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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 - ...
... and cupboards. It really was gorgeous and we could walk down right into the restaurant area from our balcony which had white sand floor and was home to the little puppies we had been playing with each day. Despite having some good times and seeing some beautiful things I would have to say India has had her lot from us and I can't see us going back again. Obviously we didn't see every nook and cranny of the country - for example Udaipur (north) and ...
... but unless yours is literally on the beach front you don't get the view instead you just get to live in a sand pit! Our standard considerations for picking a room have now have been whittled down to a few main things. 1. Is it a fan or AC room 2. Is the shower good 3. Do they provide towels. Bonus points include the provision of bed sheets, hot water, loo roll and soap. In terms of dirt, ageing decor, the love of dark brown ...
... 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 ...