Travel Blogs from Bardez
Being the good and culturally minded bods that we are, we decided we couldn't just visit the beaches in Goa and should head for a visit to Old Goa in the north of the state. So, to Panaji, Panjim they liked it so much they named it twice. But first we had to get there.
The sleeper on the sleeper:
The Indian train system is a curious mixture of efficiency and modernity and complete chaos. We experienced this in our efforts to book an overnight ...
... an evening tour of Delhi -- a city of 16 MM people, officially, but estimated population is actually closer to 20 MM. We stopped first at a Hindu temple --Laxminarayan Temple dedicated to Narayan and his consort, Lakshmi. This temple was built at the direction of Mahatma Gandhi and is open to everyone. After our temple visit, we drove through "New Delhi", the part of the city built by the British. We saw the India Gate (originally a WWI memorial to Indian soldiers ...
... time, or didn’t peer hard enough at to really understand in the first place.
So bye to Goa, our cab at 4am beckons us away from you now, thanks for the fun and sun, we might not see you again, so keep the puppy (and kitten) safe for us, we’ve loved being your visitor for so long. We won’t miss our noisy neighbours, the backbreaking potholes, but we’ll always remember and treasure our time here together. Happy Hippies in Auroville, we’re coming to get ...
... a habit of anticipating just what you needed. After carrying around India
belly for a fair few weeks it was a welcome relief to eat really good western
veggie food, salads and to have some raw vegetables and fruits which we had
been craving, as a small break from the curry for a while.
We have a confession, we are smugglers. We’ve been carrying
around a pot of Marmite with us and sneakily using it for breakfast in places
when we get toast ...
... they would even allow us on the hotel's grounds. When we arrived at the actual hotel, they ran my luggage through X-ray. Seems like a very laid back city, not sure what all the hubbub is about. Have not had any emails from the U.S. Embassy about any problems. There have been plenty from them about other parts of the world, so, I am pretty sure, I would have heard if there was a problem. I get the impression that this is just business as usual. Anyway, had a ...