Trip Start Apr 01, 2008
153Trip End Jul 15, 2012
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Once in Goa, we went to find Kuhn's friend Shan, a yogi that he had met some years previous
It was a great opportunity for Kuhn to see his old friend and mentor again and for the rest of us it was a chance to sit in a bar on the beach, drinking pina coladas, sampling everything on the menu and occasionally making the short walk to the sea. We were soon joined by the indomitable Rosie Bradley (a good friend of my sister) and her equally hilarious friend who were staying in Goa for Christmas and New Year. It was a perfect place to unwind and after a month long yoga course, nothing appealed more than undoing all the good work.
This left one more rail marathon, from Goa to Bangalore and then onto Chennai before we made the upsetting but unavoidable flight to Sri Lanka. We had looked into boats, determined to stick to our no-fly rule, but soon discovered that short of jumping in an illegal fishing boat to Jaffna with a load of immigrant Tamils, there was no other option (clearly Anna was keen, but I had to put my foot down). The last official ferry stopped running in 1982 due to the increased hostilities in the North of Sri Lanka, so we were somewhat stumped. As such, due to the increase in our carbon footprint, we have both agreed to cross the next continent on foot!!
AR - I haven't agreed to anything of the sort!