Trip Start Oct 09, 2007
10Trip End Nov 30, 2007
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Where I stayed
SaoTome Retiro Guest House
At the guest house we met up with a few other travelers which was good since we hadn't really spoken to anyone else yet. Diu is separate from the main state of Gujurat and is allowed to sell alcohol. The Gujurati people know this as well so there are regular trips made here by the Indian people looking for a bit of a piss up
We have spent the last three nights kicking back and enjoying the surroundings and relative tranquility here. Diu is one of the few places tourists are recommended to hire motorbikes so we did that and have been exploring all over the island. Tom and I got cut-throat shaves yesterday and I got told that a bald head meant prosperity! Excellent news!
This morning we set off to a fishing village on the island, it was just as the sun was coming up and the boats had just docked and were unloading their catches. We saw dozens of varieties of fish and lobsters and manta rays too. The whole place stank! There were teams of women working to wash and sort the fish out. It was a kind of organised chaos and I thought that these people must do this job every single day of their lives. I really enjoyed looking around and the people didn't seem to mind us taking photos.
Diu has been the first place we've mixed with some other travellers and that has been good. The food has been brilliant and I will miss Diu. Tonight we leave for Ahmedabad again and then on to Rajasthan.