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Asia » India » Goa » Arambol August 25th 2016

I started working on "***" (just to avoid problems) in Chile on January 2015. At first, the job was amazing. My workmates were from all over the world, everyone was young full of travelling experiences, and the job itself was something new, a topic I didn't know about so I was happy with it. After a while (a broken heart from a colleague, a shitty boss, fights and boredom), I decided I needed to get some fresh air and bought a plane ticket to India, to get my Yoga Teacher Training in Arambol, Goa. All I could think of was India, what was about to come. It was my first time going to that far away, mysterious country. I was half afraid, half excited. My family was 75% afraid, 25% worried more than anything. So the ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Arambol March 10th 2015

We now have only a few days left of our adventure. The trip has been wonderful,we have seen so many fantastic and varied places, and met so many many nice people (and only a small handful of not so nice!)......but we are looking forward to getting home to see friends and family again. This last stop in Goa is really a holiday to recover from our holiday. We have almost 2 weeks to play about in the sea, lounge about in the shade, have massages and generally have a relaxing time in one place. Goa is quite unlike other places we have visited in India so far. This is hardly surprising because the country is so big (over 30 hours train ride here from Delhi), and because Goa is distinct in having been occupied by the ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Arambol November 17th 2014

Will try to put in a picture of my Enfield in this entry.... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Arambol January 8th 2014

Possibly the most popular backpacker destination and hangout spot in all of India, Goa has probably been the lowest point on our trip so far. A rat-infested hut, relentless nocturnal mosquitoes, getting sick in the middle of the night, being bed-ridden with a fever, dirty and crowded beaches, Indian men with no respect for women (especially on New Year's Eve), a crashed scooter, and to top it all off - head lice. After Christmas further north in Diu, we made a mad dash to make it to Goa by New Year's - from one former Portuguese colony beach to another. A 20-hour sleeper bus (we waited 4 hours until an angry taxi driver put us inexplicably in the back of his car and drove us to meet the bus, on its way without us), brought us ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Arambol February 9th 2013

Rano v pohode vstanie a pobratie sa do Mapusi. Hned na hlavnej ceste som chytil bus,teda on chytil mna,bo ma videl prichadzat po bocnej cesticke tak chvilku pocka. Bus sa v polovicke cesty uplne naplnil,tak zas ako sardinky v konzerve sme tam boli.Jednu kravu som pustal sadnut si k oknou,bo ja som sedel pri ulicke a drzal si batoh.Ona to nechapala,tak som si sadol k oknu ja.Ona za trest drzala moj batoh. V Mapese som behol do cestovky kde som kupil listok a nechal tam batoh. Cestoviek je tam kopa.Je tu aj net ale za hodinu chcu az 30rupii. Po odlozeni batohu som siel najst nieco pod zub a okuknut trochu mesto. Isiel som po hlavnej smerom na zapad,tu som nasiel lacnejsi net hodina za 20 rupiii,druha odbocka za postou a furt rovno. Na nete som ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Arambol February 8th 2013

Dnes presne to iste co vcera,len na plazi uz boli dvaja nahaci a nacvicovatel s padakom do mna nekopol. UZ mu to aj dost slo. Kupanie zasa nic,furt velke vlny. Poobede ako som siel kupit vodu,tak chalan predomnou kupoval mlieko v sacku. Take tie male balenia co sme volakedy fasovali na zakladke. Tak som si ho hned kupil aj ja,vypytal som si k tomu slamku a uz sosal. Skoda,ze som o tom nevedel skor,mohol som sa premliekovat. Hadam v dalsich mestach budu mat. Jeden clovek co som stretol ,vravel,ze v Indii je mozne vsetko.Uz tomu postupne zacinam aj verit,som zvedavy co ma este caka. Inak je tato cast pohodova,ziadne velke davy otravnych indov,zobraci skoro ziadny,zvierat minimum na ceste,bordel tiez nie velky ale zas je tu kopa rusov. Vsade su dvojazycne nazvy, anglicky/rusky, niekde cisto len rusky. ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Arambol February 7th 2013

Konecne mi v noci nebola zima,plachta dobre posluzila. Rano o 7/30 na zachod a potom este 2 hod spanku Dnes som bol kuknut sladkovodne jazero pri kalacha plazi. Treba ist stale na sever popri pobrezi,predrat sa cez kopu otravnych stankarov, dohadzovacov do restik a dilerov hasisu. Na ranajky som si kupil v obchode baleny krekrovy chleba. Jazera som myslel,ze bude vacsie a bude sa tam dat aj okupat ale moc ma to nelakalo,sa mi zdalo dake spinave. Hned pri jazere je aj pieskova plaz,dost kludna. Jazero deli od mora spominana plaz cca 150m. Na plazi som spozoroval aj jedneho nudistu,dufam,ze v noci nebudu zle sny. Jeden chuj tu nacvicoval paragliding resp ovladanie padaka. Jasne,ze mi debil kopol do hlavy ale nic vazne.Paragliding je tu dost rozsiereny,kopa ludi to tu praktizuje. Po 3 hodinovom oddychu na plazi ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Arambol February 6th 2013

Our train to Arambol, a beach in northern Goa, departed at 7:00 a.m. from Mumbai’s CST Railway Station and was supposed to arrive to Pernhem Station, a thirty minute drive from the beach, at 5:00 p.m. but, naturally, the train was running on Indian time so we didn’t reach our destination until almost 8:00 p.m. We weren’t in a rush, and this was my first Indian train experience, so I sat back and enjoyed the scenery, after first indulging in a two hour nap. We’d bought second class sleeper tickets even though it was a day train since it was a long ride and we wanted the extra space. Scott and I each had upper berths, which was nice considering the triple-bunk-bed style set up of each cabin. On day trains, the middle bunk folds down ... read more
Our rooftop bungalow
Some shops in the town
I didn't know there was an Olive Garden in India!

Asia » India » Goa » Arambol February 6th 2013

Neskutocne,v noci ziadny komari,parada. V izbe som mal len jedenho chrobaka ale ten neotravoval. V noci mi bola riadna kosa,nebolo sa s cim zakryt. Na ranajky som si dal v restike na ulici 2x roti a neskor este susienky co som kupil cestou. Opral som si ponozky a siel odlovit 2 kesky co boli pobliz. Jedna bola na kopci pri chrame,kde meditoval zapadniarsky par a dalsia cca 3km od ubytka. Ta druha bola v riadnom kopci ale ten vyhlad za to stal. Cez cestu sa nachadzala botanicka zahrada,akurat sa tu fotil svadobania. Zahrada slabucka nevim z coho boli vsetci taky nazhaveny. Potom som to zalomil smer nazad moja plaz,tato tu bola taka ista,onicom a drahe jedlo o napojoch ani nehovorim. Vlny furt velke,cervene zastavy,takze kupat sa nedalo. Na obed som sa zastavil v dedine. Dal som ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Arambol February 5th 2013

Cestou sme naberali pasazierov. Isli sme cez les,konecne super cesta,nie ako cesta cez dediny,kde bol samy spomalovac. Vodic to dobre valil,miestami sa cely bus cely triasol. Nad ranom sme zastali na vymennej stanici. Asi 3/4 pasazierov prestupila do druheho busu a sla do mesta Gokarna. Od cinanky som sa dozvedel,ze su tam super plaze,skoda,ze som to nevedel skor ,isol by som radsej tam. Gokarna v preklade znamena chod chod,go = chod po ang a karna = chod po indicky,aspon tak mi to vysvetlil moj spolusediaci ind Inak sleeper kabinky su asi 170cm dlhe,takze vyssi clovek nema moc velku sancu sa tam vyspat,vojdu sa tam dvaja ludia na lezaka (neskor zistene,ze aj 6 indov v sede),kabinka sa zatvara supacimi dverami,tak je to trochu izolovane od zbytku busu. Cestou sme v mestach este vylozili par ludi,v meste Panjim ... read more




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