Trip Start Mar 01, 2012
16Trip End May 01, 2012
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I woke up in the morning and opened my door to white sand and a hammock stretched between two palm trees, complete with clusters of coconuts. A pristine fresh water lagoon split the property, made crossable by a small log bridge. Because of the intense weather that comes with monsoon season everything at Dwarka must be built new each season, and disassembled at the end. Each of the ten huts is built from scratch, made from palm fronds that the locals skillfully weave together.
The beach that Dwarka sits on is called Cola beach, apparently its one of the most hidden beaches of South Goa (unfortunately it was just written up as such in the Goa tourist magazine, so we'll see how long that lasts)
On the other side of the beach is the Arabian sea, warmer than I expected and a beautiful light blue color. In the morning while I ate breakfast I could see the first shift of the local fisherman coming in, and he second shift going out. They fish in small wooden boats that look handmade, except of course for the outboard motors attached to the back.
I had a wonderful three days at Dwarkagoa, sunning, reading, swimming and watching Russian tourists take pictures of themselves (its amazing how many they take! They really love it!). The chef, John, took a liking to me and made it his mission to try and fatten me up. One night for dinner I had four seperate dishes in front of me, calamari, pasta, chicken and a curry. My table looked like the buffet! Because there was only electricity at night when the generator was running the meat and seafood was purchased at.the local market right before the meal. One night I had this crab that was the best I've ever had (Dad, you would have loved it!).
If anyone ever makes it to this area of the world this is one place you really should visit, it really is paradise.