Let's get the party started
Trip Start Aug 14, 2007
114Trip End May 23, 2008
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2 down, 4 to go
God damn Indian train food. Remember how I commented a few entries back on the fact that we were probably tempting fate by getting a lot of our recent sustenance from those little tinfoil dishes served on board Indian trains? And do you also remember how I mentioned in my previous entry how I was hopeful the infrequent stomach rumblings I was experiencing wouldn´t turn into anything worse than just rumblings? Well they did turn into something worse... nothing major, just something worse. In hindsight however I do have to say that I was lucky and all that was needed in order to cleanse my system of whatever Indian microorganism breached my defenses thanks, we assume, to Indian train food, was a few trips to the `throne´ in our cottage bathroom (we think the culprit was the last meal we had on the Goa Express the evening before we got off... that would explain the typical 24-36 hour wait one normally has to endure before food poisoning has you running for the nearest `throne´). Patricia on the other had wasn´t so lucky... either that or her `constitution´, for want of a better word, isn´t as well traveled as mine... we have been eating the same food after all. She spent all of yesterday walking/staggering a line between the bed and our `throne´ and once there had to decide via which orifice she was going to make her latest deposit. I think she... okay enough... I think he lost
Right, the soup - comfort food - we ordered a few minutes ago has just arrived and anyway, I´ve been neglecting my latest book for too long. Oh the stress of a Goa beach day, food poisoning aside. Until next time, avid Travelpod readers. Until next time.
Day 229 & 230 Observations (March 29th & 30th 2008)
B&B - Beers & Books. If things keep going the way they are going here on Palolem Beach, by the time we leave here the number of books we will have read will outnumber the number of beers we will have consumed. It was never supposed to be like this. We´re still waiting to get this 2-man Goa beach party started but thus far events, namely a 38-hour Indian train trip tiredness (on day one) and Indian train food poisoning (on day two), have conspired against us. There is still time to salvage the cause however and we have the utmost faith in ourselves... and Kingfisher beer.
· Still Farmers
While Pat may at least be back out in the open today he´s still not venturing back out into the sun just yet, due, of course, to his spot of UV ray overindulgence on day one. Me? Well, while I´m not one to shy away from the sun, I am also not to worship it either. Therefore I´m quite happy to work on my farmers tan for proud display to all upon my return home in a few weeks. It´s coming along nicely, thank you very much.
· Twice is enough
I've already warned Patrica that she's not allowed to get sick again - twice in as many weeks is enough, even by Indian standards.