Back In Goa……………..(again) (^∆^)

I have been back in Goa for twelve days now after the torturous journey from Bangkok via Mumbai………

Back in India, this wonderfully colourful and vibrant land; this land where Sellotape does not stick and toilet paper can be torn anywhere apart from along the perforations……….

………..this land where internet connection has more variable speed limits that the M25, where cows and water-buffalo have right of way over traffic and where the mighty Rupee tramples all ideologies underfoot, leaving any sense of altruism almost exclusively in the hands of visiting tourists and travellers…………….Welcome back to India !!

Posts to my blog will be limited here as a consequence of the intermittent or non existent internet connection, despite having uploaded my local dongle with 5 gigabytes of data for a month ……….unlike in Thailand where it is easy to find good speed, free wi-fi in most hotels, bars and restaurants……………

 

Above and below………..sunset on my first evening back in Goa………..observed from Johncy’s beachside restaurant, which I know is a favourite of Nick & Tree……..and I believe that Mal and Linda also enjoyed a few good meals there

My first breakfast back in Goa…………papaya salad with freshly squeezes lime juice and a banana lassi…………….who needs a bacon and tomato “Reg Varney”

And on my way to the beach that morning, my first Kingfisher sighting of this winter ……….perched high  on the bough of a tree, basking in the early morning sunlight, contemplating his next fishing expedition……………

Early morning on the beach at Benaulim…………its vast expanse of sand being incrementally exposed as the tide of the Arabian sea retreats towards its ebb…………

8 thoughts on “Back In Goa……………..(again) (^∆^)

    • Yes Liz……….and because all the beaches in Goa face due west……the lovely sunsets are an everyday theatre………….

    • Thanks Nick & Tree……………………Manas and Gotam both still at Costello’s and say hello…………and Owen asked me to pass on his best wishes

  1. hi grapes,

    leaving rainy london thurs 30th jan, staying down in mobor beach from around 6th feb
    got a nice free stay for a week at the holiday inn down there..will head up towards benaulim around 15th feb be nice to catch up..

    best

    pledge

  2. Hi Pledge………..good news indeed to finally leave the gloom and despondency of a European winter behind you………..I am leaving Goa on 10th Feb to fly back to LaLa land…………but I will happily jump on my scooter and ride down for a day on Mobor beach on 7th or 8th……….8th probably better for you………keep in touch ……my local mobile is: 8605 244765……….be great to catch up and exchange a few yarns…….

    • oh why you leaving beautiful goa so soon mate..?

      see you on the 8th then by the pool at the holiday inn hotel…

      dont arrive too early eh..around 10.30am is cool for me

      pledge x

  3. okay Pledge………….I’ll have breakfast on the beach in Varca and then ride down……I’ll aim to arrive between 11 and 12……….see ya soon !!