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Asia » India » Goa » Candolim March 17th 2019

Hi Everyone, Well today is the last day of our adventure and an adventure it has been.We’ve been out of our comfort zone on more than one occasion but we rallied on😇. We decided it was not a good idea to walk into the village in case it made my breathing worse again. A great shame as we passed some rather interesting shops when we first arrived here.Oh well at least we made the right devision to finish the holiday.It has been relaxing and the hotel top notch.There is a a good selection of food which is not curry.Ive been shell collecting again. The beach is covered with pretty shells. We’ve been in the pool and had a sunbath.Soon we are popping out to see our final Goan sunset. After dinner its last bits of packing ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Candolim March 16th 2019

Hi everyone, Feel so much better today.Woke up earlyish and laid outside on balcony sun beds,watching the waves....so relaxing and warm. After breakfast we took a stroll along the beach and there are some really pretty shells which I have stared to collect as I have an idea as to how I can incorporate them in my next craft idea. 🤗 The sea is so beautifully warm. We then dragged ourselves to the poolside and made ourselves have a lovely cooling drink. I tried the local coconut water, fresh from the coconut itself. Quite nice for a change. The sparkling refreshing water encouraged me into the pool.This was the first time all holiday I have been swimming. After lunch,we returned to our room to change and the staff had put a towel swan arrangement on the ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Candolim March 15th 2019

Hi everyone, It’s been a long day,set off at 7 am and luckily Pats underwear was dry.lol.Last night he got into the shower and forgot to take off his underwear until it was too late. What a twit. Lol.Arrived in Goa about 4.30pm. Weather is much hotter and more humid here. With a bit of luck that will help my breathing also,it feels like the air is much fresher.I’ve struggled a bit with my breathing today but the cough seems a bit better.What a relief.We have two whole days here and three nights.We intend to get up at our leisure then if we feel like going out we will if not we have a lovely balcony to sunbath on.From the sun bed we have a great view of the sea and beach.If reception can convince me ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Betalbatim March 2nd 2019

Today’s plan was for a little less scootering and a bit more relaxing. After breakfast, smothered in factor 15, we headed for the beach and the sea. These days in Goa are the only ones when we are fully exposed to the sun as we tend to cover up quite a lot in the cities. There are red flags along the beach but someone was in the water with a small child directly in front of the hotel so we went in there too. Then a man in high viz came along with his whistle and ordered us out of the water, said we couldn’t swim at that red flag, we must swim at the one to the left or the right as those had a lifeguard sitting underneath. So we went left and sure enough ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Betalbatim March 1st 2019

oday we had a plan. To scooter down the coast to where there is a big river inlet at Betul. We were wondering if this is the part of Goa we stayed in 1997 as I have a distinct memory of stepping outside the hotel on the last day and realising there was a very new and smart “cottages” in the grounds sort of hotel next door and a river with signs about water sports. Which we had had no idea of while we were staying there. As Betul is on one side of a river estuary it looked like a good place to look but we have since concluded it was most probably somewhere in North Goa where we stayed before as can find nothing we remember. Not helped by the fact I know our ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Betalbatim February 28th 2019

Went along to reception after a leisurely breakfast, because it is impossible to rush in Goa. Far to hot and laid back here and this is our chill out time. Oops scooter I had asked about before we arrived and been told they would sort it when we got here, was a non-starter. If there had been any available before, there were none now, all hired out. They suggested we could pop along to Colva and pick one up from there but not really happy as I had asked about it before we came And last night. Reception girl decided to try harder and phoned “Steve” who came up with the goodies and 30 minutes later our scooter arrived. Came with only one helmet though we had asked for two so a second helmet appeared with ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Bogmalo Beach February 27th 2019

Another pre-crack of dawn start checking out of the hotel at 5am for our flight at 6.50 to Mumbai, The drive to the airport was much quicker than coming in when we were held up in a couple of places by big trucks. Straight through on the super dual carriageway / highway to the airport. Well it would be super if it were not half under construction most of the way. The sort of road that will quite probably never be finished. Seem so many like it in Asia ! Easy check-in and arrived on time in Mumbai. As senior looking citizens we were offered a lift on the ‘golf buggy’ at arrivals and accepted as we know how far one has to walk through Mumbai and walkways are few and far between. We had 3 ... read more
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Asia » India » Goa » Patnem February 24th 2019

Back on the travel track! This time it's Asia's turn. First country: India Some time ago I decided to do a Yoga Teaching Trainer Course. I've thought of many different place to take the course, but eventually I choose India because it's the place of origin. Then I needed to decide where in India I would go. First I thought of Rishikesh, but I was so done with the cold weather that I decided to go to Goa. I'm really glad with my decision. It's nice and warm, the people are so nice and I'm staying at a place right in front of the ocean. I can hear the beach from my cabin and the shala where we have our classes has a fantastic seaview. The sunsets are amazing here as well. The sun gets orange ... read more
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Art of teaching class
Spice farm

Asia » India » Goa » Palolem February 2nd 2019

Namaste! In my happy place once again…but just when I thought india couldn’t surprise me, the toddler I brought with me experiencing it so differently, brings new perspectives. Last year I only guessed his emotions, his reactions. This year Taylor so eloquently describes his shock, joy, fear…the range of emotions that change minute by minute, as each new stimulation reveals itself. Some friendly faces he remembers, others he is shy to reunite with, while new friends emerge daily. Im of course happy to reunite with other traveling mommies, to have adult conversations and people I trust to watch taylor when I jump in the sea…that one time! And although taylor is an even more energetic player and faster runner…he is also capable of sitting still for longer periods. I anticipated bigger protests this year, to being ... read more
Chaudi market
First bus trip in India!
“Mommy and Taylor”

Asia » India » Goa » Baga October 21st 2018

Getting to India for the first time might have been long overdue, but that was no excuse to skip on a plan of action which was destined to take in a cross-section of what the nation entailed. The trip started in Goa state, more specifically Baga beach, and the very location where Goan nightlife is at its most complete, largely thanks to the crop of nightspots which line Tito's lane, the location of Tito's nightclub, India's most namechecked nightspot. Goa has clearly evolved from a hippie hang-out, to a resort where Indian nationals rub shoulders with the influx of foreign tourists eager to sample the throbbing pulse of clubland, and the commercial trappings which run alongside it. Goa is now the kind of resort where one separate hub of activity meshes into another, but in order ... read more
Ramoji Film Studios; Hyderabad; India
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