A week in Goa without visiting the beach is something very few people would do. Well, we aren’t among those people. We had plans to… Read More »Goa Travels: Day 6 – A Day at the Beach
We slept quite late (infact early in the morning) after the barbecue on Saturday and it was quite a bit of a problem awaking by 7am to make it for the 8am mass.
However, we did struggle out of our beds and get ready.
Now Thivim Chapel is right on top of the hill, which means a great deal of walking indeed! Walking is bad enough, walking up a hill is worse, walking up a hill in the heat can be a real pain, but walking up a hill in the heat in formals is a real killer!
By the time we were at the top we were totally drenched in perspiration. And the chapel was also overfull and we didn’t have any sitting place.
Read More »Goa Travels: Day 6 – Church
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… Read More »Goa Travels: Day 4 – Shopping and Walking
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 Cansa Board to pickup some drinks (no alcohol yet). Cansa Board is a good distance away from where we stayed and you got to get through a massive slope and so we picked up another 500ml to help us on our journey back. It was a blessing we picked it up!
Post lunch, we went back to Cansa Board, this time to pickup essential groceries. This time, I learnt of a more comfortable route than the earlier one. It has its slopes, but they are a lot less steeper.
Read More »Goa Travels: Day 1 – The Hitchhikers
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.