Victor Exotica Beach Resort
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... menu. Serves him right, it was covered in little slices of green chillies & he says its the hottest thing he has had since we got here. We walked all the way back again & I've got very sore feet. Bought some new Indian flip flops last night but should have taken the plastic covering off the toe posts before wearing ...
... we went to an old Portuguese church build in 1594.
Still a beautiful church.
Next onto a spice farm for lunch & information (great spot). Saw an Elephant going for his bath, met some couples from USA but were Indian back on Holiday (a Specialist & his wife & his Specialist friend & wife) A young couple on Honeymoon had 800 people at their wedding a small wedding ...
This morning 4 of us decided to have a look around old Goa in a taxi, first we drove along, looking at all the old buildings, then we went to the magnificent Basilica of Bom Jesus, a huge place, with rather graphic depictions of Jesus on the cross. Complete with the mausoleum, on the top of which is placed the silver casket with the body of St. Francis Xavier who traveled from Spain to Goa in 1542. Next church near by was St Francis of Assisi, again ...
... which we just CAN NOT think about!!!
On one of our last days there we felt we had to spend 1 day doing something different from the beach. We decided to take a tour of a Spice Plantation. We went with two of our friends Max from Montreal and Jamie from Virginia (one of the few other U.S. travelers). Max had researched a plantation that wasn’t the usual one visited by all the tourists and not as far away. We were happy ...
... we were introduced to India's famous McDowells rum, very good for keeping you warm!
Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 Jan
Another early start today we headed by bus to Jaipur, the home of the pink city. We spent two nights here where we walked through the pink city and watched the hustle and bustle of city life from a rooftop, we visited Amber fort, the water palace and a textile factory where I purchased a lovely Elephant wall hanging!
Friday 20 Jan
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