Saturday at 7am we got a taxi to the airport. It was sad to say goodbye and we wrote a little letter to Oshwin, who hadn’t woken up yet. We arrived in Goa at 1pm and a driver took us to our hotel ‘Om Sai’ (900Rs/night) in Palolem beach. The beach here is beautiful, with big long sandy beaches, huts and restaurants along the beach, boats and cows. The water is a bit murky on the shoreline but is warm and very swimmable. The food here is great, because there are so many tourists, especially English and German. The guys at our hotel are really helpful and our room has A/C and a TV. We think it’s much better to be staying off the beach as we stayed in a hut in Thailand, and everything gets sandy and the mozzies are bad, but the hammocks on the veranda and the sound of waves at night was really nice. After exploring our little village and walking down the beach and over the hill to the next bay, we came back to the room for a nice nap in the A/C. We had wood-fired pizza and salad for dinner.
The morning sun woke us up early on Sunday so we down to the beach for breakfast. Later on we went to the internet to look up how to get to Mumbai for our flight home and to talk to Mel, who just told us she’s pregnant!! Emily bought a little green dress and skirt and we got one for Mel too. Now it was time to got to the beach as it is not so hot in the afternoon sun. On went the togs and the frisbee in the bag and we walk down through the market place and restaurants to the beach. We had a swim and played Frisbee for a couple of hours and just lie in the sun, arrr such a hard life but someone has to do it. It was not until getting home to our room did we see just how much sun we’d got…we looked like the ‘tandoori kids’!
Everyday at Palolem was pretty much the same, we get up at around 9, go for breakfast, come back to the room watch some TV, walk around the shops, have some lunch, go for a swim, play frizbee, have beers or cocktails, have some dinner, maybe play some pool, come home watch some TV or read a book, go to sleep. It’s so relaxing…we never wanted to leave…but all good things must come to an end…so it’s back to reality for us…