All U do is Beach, Beach, Beach
Jan 16, 2006
After our train ride fiasco we have settled in. We spent 5 nights in Palolem beach in the south of Goa. It was really a relaxing time. I was kind of out of comission, partly, the first full day we were here. The train food took its toll on me for about 36 hours, the same length as the train ride. Then we got really serious about doing nothing. Beach, read, swim, eat, and sleep in that order, and also other orders. Really good seafood here being right on the beach. We have been feasting on pomfret, prawns, and shark. Very tasty. After five days we decided to move north. There is a wednesday bazzar in a beach in the north called Anjuna. It is the happenig of the day in the state of Goa. So we booked a cab to head to a beach a little north of there called Arambol. Not really wanting to go on the public busses for the three hour ride up there. We got to Arambol and had breakfast. Went down to the beach and found a place. A lot cheaper and better than our place in Palolem. It is an actual room without burlap sacks hanging from the ceiling. Patio, bathroom, and two lights in it! All for only $4.55 USD. We're in. After the shower we are off to the Anjuna market. It is really a huge sprawling thing. There is jewelery, clothes, trinkets, and beggars there. We spent the better part of the day there shopping. Really had a good time haggling for our purchaces. Bought all manner of goodies to bring back. Amy spent some time in a jewelery shop while I stood outside sharing a bag of chips with a cow. Soon there were a bunch of them and I had to make my escape. After dinner, wathcing the sunset and listening to some music, we made our way back to Arambol for the night. Today we spent the whole day doing more of the same (nothing) and are reading ourselves for tonights dinner. We are going to move to another beach, Baga, a little further south here in Goa tomorrow. A little more action, hopefully, there. We just wanted to give an update since the train entry. Thought we would tell you that everything is ok and we are adjusted more to India. Pictures aren't loading here, (not that we have really taken any), so we will do it later. Not much to say when you aren't doing much. All is well, so take care all and we will be back soon.