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... larger villages. There's a distinctly European feel about the area, as it was formerly a Portuguese colony and feels somewhat wealthier than the parts we have visited so far, probably the impact of tourism.
Our resort is at the end of a 30km stretch of beach ending at a headland where the Sal River exits to the sea. The river makes a sharp turn just at this point and our resort lies across this spearhead of land with a beachside restaurant ...
... in the17th century. We visited both churches and could see others in the surrounding area. I asked why there were so many and our guide told us that each of the orders of the church built their own churches. We spent quite a bit of time in these churches, so we only had time for a drive-by of the Hindu temple and the third Catholic church before heading to the Goa airport for our flight to Delhi.
The guide dropped us off at the airport -- only ...
... as we boarded our Goan houseboat to take to the peaceful (yet crocodile infested) backwaters. Our boat was a recycled rice boat and it was a very unique boat made of straw and wood (check out the photos). We had an awesome English couple, Caroline and Lee, on the boat with us for the journey. Drifting down the green river surrounded by palm trees was lovely and serene. We watched the ramshackle villages, monkeys and lush vegetation pass us by. ...
... his brakes on,ang guess what ! Off we came again,twice in 2 days,Jenny landed first,and this time my air jacket went off,and unfortunately I landed on Jennys poor leg. "Oh,Sh...t,Brian I think you've broken my leg" People stopped to help us up and lift the bike off us,and eventually managed to get poor Jenny up,feeling very winded and shocked,she somehow in great pain,managed to get back on the bike. Just lets get to Goa I'll worry about my leg then. It was now ...
... br> ii) the volume / noise levels of the advertisements definitely rises when presented on TV. To the point, it is imperative that we have the remote in hand to mute at the appropriate times
iii) many cultural / religious channels, most of them offering live interaction with ceremonies
Finally, back to routine. Late in the afternoon we take a 10 minute walk to the local beach. As the "crow flies" we are only a few hundred metres away but the extra walk ...