Trip Start Sep 19, 2012
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Basti and I went through to Margao on Sunday to watch the main procession. We got there nice and early and found a good bench with a great view and when it got busy we could then stand up and view over the crowd. HA Ha . Some how more and more locals pushed their way on to the bench until we were about to be pushed off. 2 can play that game. Every time the guy next to me moved his foot I slid mine along and gentle leaned on him. He would move his foot and so would I and eventually we claimed our space back. The streets were packed with people and a huge police and army presence. However everyone was generally well behaved
The parade took a couple of hours and the floats were a mix of Fun, political, health, local farming activities and some just weird
On Tuesday it was Benaulim's turn and I decided to have a balcony party. My room looks straight on to the main road so we had a great view of the procession. Rachel, Trevor, Helena Basti and gathered with a fridge full of alcohol and some snacks. The floats were all late and there were only about 6 of them. There were more scooters and bikes than anything else. Not much to look at but we had a great time on the balcony.