"It's a Long Way to Goa . . . . . "

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November 5th 2012
Published: November 5th 2012
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It certainly is a long way to, from Mumbai anyway! we took a 12 hour overnight train from Mumbai. Mumbai train station was something to write home about! just as manic as the rest of Mumbai 😊

The train journey cost next to nothing and we met some really nice people who were staying in our compartments, they fed and watered us with some authentic Indian cuisine and Jess was nearly adopted by a young girl who couldnt stop laughing at her, she thinks her ginger ways! The best part of the trip was hanging off the train in the morning out of one of the doors watching all the beautiful scenery along the way, one of those 'feeling free' moments . . .

So we have been in Goa for 3 days now. We are staying in Benaulim which is in the south and a lot more chilled out than other parts of Goa. We are staying at the Mango Grove and for 4 pound a night we have a double on suite with balacony!! Cataneo, our host, is brilliant, dead chilled out really helpful and knows when you need a beer 😊

We rented a moped
Check my Bed Out . . .Check my Bed Out . . .Check my Bed Out . . .

It's interesting sleeping in a 6x2 bed on top while the train rocks through the night
on Sunday and did about 80km on India's roads down to Palolem beach, which is out of this world. To ride there took me back to the car rally, fighting for a piece of road and taking on vehicles from all angles, dodging cows and monkeys in the road. The ride back from Palolem was along the coast road and we trecked up down mountains showing off jungle scenery either side of the mountains. If you wanna see Goa, Goa on a moped bruv, init 😊

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Catanoe's place in goa . 4 pound a night

6th November 2012

Loving your pics and blogs guys. Had a dream about you pair last night, dreampt that I could close my eyes and imagine I was there and it worked?! Haha. Miss you lots xx Jo

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