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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCuba Retreat Mandrem
Clean, well laid out, professionally run. The wifi cut in and out, but that's India.
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... man stopped me in my tracks on my way down the path and said it was a Hindi wedding party and the wedding is tomorrow. That would have been a good present, a European at a Hindi wedding! Then we went into spice of life restaurant and bar as they said they have wifi even though we only wanted a drink. So we sat had a drink and then he tells us the wifi isn't working.. That's a coincident. Got back to the hotel, two men sat on reception (bodyguards) ...
Friday morning led practice under the tarp outside at Artjuna the hippie hangout. There are hippes everywhere, old hippies and young hippies. It is as if time has stood still here and the 70's are still rockin! I am definitely a hippie wanna be. I was just a little to young when all the cool stuff was going on. Didn't get to join a commune or go to Woodstock. So I am revisiting a childhood dream. The cool thing about being ...
... for noise they can be a very considerate breed, so warm and welcome with open doors and endless offers of food or help - it's just such a shame that there a few (many) Indians out there trying to scam an extra few rupees as the majority are immensely good natured people!
I had no plans for Goa and nothing booked but had friends I'd met down in the very south so the plan was to get off the train, sleep in the station for a few hours then jump on the first local bus ...
... hippy Indian Mecca when you see houses lining the road advertising meditation and yoga schools and men wearing sarongs with wilder and longer hair than you. As a trainee lawyer, 'hippy' would not be the first thing that sprug to mind on meeting me, but I really enjoyed the calming, laissez faire vibe of the place.
Parking up on the side of a lazy inroad, where the majority of the traffic ...
... went swimming. Some people go to Goa to stay for months, especially so many Russians there who like to do this, but for me the week and a half I spent there was enough. I love Goa, but I don't think I could be there longer than this time. Doing the same things everyday at the end one feels like you need to add a bit more of challenge to your life or else you would get stuck. And so, I said good bye to my friends and to my landlady, packed my bag and continued my ...