• Personal,  Travel

    Goa Travels: Day 5 – Wining and Dining

    We may have walked all over Thivim the previous day, but that wouldn’t stop us from travelling to Badem to visit Crispin‘s Grandmother. Our last visit to Badem was pretty much a disaster as it involved us hitchhiking all over the place. Our trip to Mapusa was by the usual bus. We were accompanied by Dora, who for some strange reason buys half tickets for all of us. And the stranger thing is that the conductor gives her them knowing it is for us! Anyway, our journey from Mapusa to Badem was extremely comfortable as we got a ride in a car, yes a real car, and one with an…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Goa Travels: Day 4 – Shopping and Walking

    After a rested day at home, Friday was a tiring and leg breaking experience! Friday is the big Mapusa bazaar, which means lots of things to shop and lots of crowds to shop with… I’m not a crowd person. We walked through the bazaar and picked up loads of vegetables, some bread and then visited the fish market for some bangdas (mackerels) and prawns. Then went to pickup the things we needed to take home, which included cashews, booze and Goa Sausages. While shopping, we made sure we kept consuming fluids; sugarcane juice, lime soda (got fleeced), lime juice and flavored milk. Needed this as it was horribly hot and…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Goa Travels: Day 3 – At Home

    After two travelling days in Goa, we didn’t have any plans for the third day and so decided to take the day off and recuperate. We spent the whole morning and afternoon at home, though Crispin and Ruth did pay a visit to the fields which two of us visited later. You must note that I am and have been a city boy all my life, and definitely have OCD when it comes to keeping myself clean! So, walking through a cow dung ridden field was pretty much a major nightmare for me. The fields were huge, stretching in all directions. They aren’t normally this green at this time of…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Goa Travels: Day 2 – Museum Hunting

    If there is one thing I hate doing, then it is walking. And more than hating walking, I hate walking around in the hot sun, which is pretty much what we did all over Panaji. I began the day making frankfurters and eggs for breakfast. Could have done with some pepper and a fan as well, but well, breakfast wasn’t all that bad. We set off around 10 towards Panjim or Panaji as it is called now. The plan was to meet Dora near Miramar. We caught the tempo (mini-bus) to Panaji directly and landed at their prass (depot) in an hours time. We took another bus from there and…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Goa Travels: Day 1 – The Hitchhikers

    Having arrived in Goa safely, Crispin and I reached the house to find that there was no electricity. We played around for over an hour to get the electricity back, but it was more than we could handle. Was able to arrange for the electrician thanks to U. Diego‘s help who came in the afternoon and fixed it. Our first job was to setup the house, i.e. bringing out the sofas, table, fridge etc. Was conned into eating a mango that fell of their tree… it wasn’t all that sweet, but is this the beginning of eating a lot of unwashed fruits from trees?! Crispin and I walked down to…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Goa Travels: Day 0 – Bombay to Goa

    As I mentioned last week, I took one last holiday before my MBA course begins to visit Goa for a week along with some friends. We had booked tickets via Paulo Sleeper Coach. This is my first trip to Goa and also my first travel via the sleeper. We booked the upper beds in the Volvo and realized that was a big mistake.

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