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... for it - I knew going in that it was a "laid back" beach which suited me fine as I've not yet fully recovered from Pushkar-Belly to face big crowds. Along the walk to the beach I wondered if it will be okay for me to take off the dress I was wearing whilst on the beach without being inappropriate for what has been described as a fisherman's beach. (I had my bathers on underneath-a singlet top and shorts.) As I near the beach I realise that I'm glad that I'm not a ...
... something I was missing for a long time.
After dinner we went to another village called Anjuna, it's busier than Vagator and has a bigger hippy/traveler community along with a better selection of places to eat, chill and meet people but it is a village nonetheless, a weird mixture of a jungle, huts, Portuguese style houses in the midst of all that and random facilities for tourists along with merchants, drug dealers and authentic Goan villagers so it's definitely ...
... attractive and a sign of being upper class. How ridiculous this seems when tourists flock here to sit on the beaches and darken their skin.
Goa is great, but very touristy compared with other parts of India with many bars, restaurants and shops. The food at even the most simple restaurants is really good. The mix of visitors has changed since we were here 18 months ago. 60% of visitors are now Russian who seem ...
... an ATM machine. They do not funaction too well in the cold and humid climate there. The closest ATM machine is down in Sawantwadi. Unaware of this, we were short on cash when we arrived. So we decided to net transfer Anil's charges directly into his bank account. We asked him to give us some cash if possible, and transferred that extra amount as well. However, it would take atleast the next 12 hours for the money to actually to be transferred. Anil said that was not a problem ...
... with us seeing pineapple bushes, various herb plants and very spicy chilli plants. The trip also included us seeing an elephant bathe himself, a performance by local dancers, and a delicious lunch cooked with the spices grown there. We learnt many natural remedies including lemongrass tea (for migraines), a mixture of lemongrass and almond oil (for skin tone and acne) and tumeric and honey (for abdominal pains). Useful stuff!
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