Colva beach, Goa

Trip Start Nov 02, 2005
Trip End Apr 30, 2006

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Friday, December 16, 2005


Yes, yes, we know it's a bit late, but our beach office has been overrun lately and we have been far too busy getting massages, monitoring the dolphins jumping out of the sea whilst watching the sunset, sipping exotic cocktails and cold Kingfisher beer then stuffing our faces with yummy Indian food.


After we left Angkor Wat, we travelled along a very dusty and bumpy "road" to Poi Pet and the Thai border. It was amazing to see the difference in the two countries; within five minutes of crossing the border we had proper paved motorways, shopping centres and even a 7-11!

Caught a luxury bus to Bangkok where we chilled out and spent the first few days on the hotel's roof top pool for some well needed R&R. Once we managed to drag ourselves away from there, we watched some dragon boat racing on the Mekong river, some of the boats had over 50 people rowing, perfectly synchronized. Did a quick tour of Chinatown, a little boat trip on the river and saw some more temples before finishing off with some professional icecream eating at Maggie Moo's.

Flew to Bangalore in India, where we spent a few days eating and shopping before finally arriving in our second home, Colva Beach, Goa. It was great to see that "Boomerang" had the round bar back on the beach, and here we met up with many of our old friends. Most of our days have been spent horizontal on a sunbed under the palm trees, with occasional refreshing dips in the Arabian Sea, Scrabble, Canasta and volleyball. The funny thing is that even though we are doing nothing, we don't have time to do anything. Time just flies.

Christmas and New Year was spent diving for cover as we tried to protect ourselves from the dodgy Indian fireworks that seemed to go off in all directions 24 hrs a day- no casualties this year though! Traditional Indian Christmas dinner included Butter Chicken, Prawn curry, Naan and fried rice to name a few, unfortunately accompanied by Motorhead and AC/DC until the proper DJ finally turned up at midnight.

New Years Eve was spent on Benaulim beach at "Raj Mahal" amongst hundreds of Indian men passionately dancing to all the latest Hindi tunes. Dom and Scouse/Darren had to jump in and rescue some stupid Russian women who were picking a fight with twenty drunken Indians, Emma lost a flip flop, but other than that the night went without further mishaps!

We will upload more pictures once we get back to Bangkok as it is so slow here, so watch this space!

Once things calm down at the office and the phones stop ringing, we will hopefully find some time to reply to our backlog of emails, but in the meantime we hope that you are all well and are enjoying year 2006!!!
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