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Asia » India » Goa October 22nd 2001

2001………..6wks-2nd CYCLING TRIP-2,200kms IN SOUTHERN INDIA 9.10.01 Maravanthe (33.15km) I spent the day recuperating at the overpriced Turtle Beach Resort. They normally want 55rp, a bit over $20, for a timber hut without attached bathroom. I'm paying 25rp. My bartering was easy- I'm the only tourist here. The last one was 5 wks ago. There's been a smattering of local tourists, but with it being off season for beaches and the in-season for terrorism, they can't be making much money. But talk about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. My hut is on stilts over-looking a nice little bay, with very friendly fishermen busy mending their nets and maintaining their boats. They unfortunately speak only fractionally more English than my 'zilch' Hindi. My day has been spent sleeping, walking the beach and reading. I'm feeling much better, and intend ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Colva December 20th 2000

Some first impressions of India: The men seem to be raised to be aggressive at times and also openly leacherous. Women always wear something flowing and conservative with sandals. Each looks like a princess to me. Beautiful, thick black hair, dark skin and those royal, colorful clothes! But men dress quite Western. Everyone always likes to be in a crowd. This is the only place I've ever seen people standing around at the beach, fully clothed in large groups. Whether in or out of the water! As a single white woman, I'm never alone for long before some guy invites himself to join me. Obviously, it doesn't matter if I care or not. There's so much time to relax and do nothing, it's now bordering on boring. Our tough daily routine consists of the following: sleeping ... read more
Postcard from Fabulous Colva Beach, Goa




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