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A Few Hot Weeks in Goa

INDIA | Friday, 21 March 2008 | Views [579] | Comments [3]

Namaste everyone!

How is everyone? We hope you are all keeping well & happy.

Well it's taken us a few weeks to get it together enough to write something. Our trip is not much different than any of our other Goa trips. The weather is way up in the 30's and is really humid.  It's not much fun writing when you break out into a sweat just looking at your pen.

Patnem beach is quiet, all the tourists leaving or heading to the cooler northern climates. We really like it with less people. It is still a delight to see the dolphins most mornings. They come in really close sometimes.

Last week the air cooled a little bit and we could smell rain in the air. Later that evening, just around dinner time, the skies opened up and dumped a load of rain on us. It was great! The rain was kind of warm, it took the stickiness out of the air. Everything got drenched and the cafe's were all in chaos with wet chairs and matresses strewn all over the place. After about an hour of rain the electical storm started. The sky lit up like a strobe light. The backdrop of palms and the headland was like a black and white negative. The local men were preparing for Holi festival and started to drum, chant and set off firecrakers. It was like nature's rave. Flashing lights, gorgeous backdrops, drumming, trancing... awesome.

We have mostly been busy getting used to the heat, going to the dentist, eating well, hanging out with people and scooter rides to other beaches and rural Goa. (will add those photos later).

Our friend Jai Ram rented us his 2 bedroom house complete with fantastic old style wooden furniture with tacky foam/fabric cushions, a deluxe foam mattress divan bed, kitchen, toilet, shower etc. It beats living in a beach hut for sure. The stove we were given had a big ol' cockroach living in it, was missing the grids and had dodgy pressure. We went out and bought our own little stove burner. It was a proud day walking home from Chaudi with our 'Luxmi, Deluxe Stove'. We were greeted by several people also happy for us and our new home purchase. Feeling a little more like a permanent fixture of Patnem we plan on coming back again later this year and getting a house again. Maybe we will buy us a new 'Magic Mixie' to make our own lassis and juices.

The time has come that I am suffering from Travelers Arse from sitting in these crappy plastic chairs. So, will upload more photos and stories later. oh... here comes the rain again!

Lots of love & light from Goa,

xxdebs & cal

Comments

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Hi Debs! Sounds fantastic, and envious from us here in ol' blighty! We could do with a bit of hot humid weather here...for sure. Really glad that all is well with you guys, and it sounds like your enjoying it(despite some issues with crappy chairs). Great pictures, especially of the sunsets/rise.
We at Pierhouse are......the same :-( but life goes on....
Looking forward to the next instalment of 'Debs Travelog', so here are we signing off and wishing you the best for now, so as the brazilians say, 'tchau e ate a proxima!'
Ray xx

  Ray Lawrence Mar 24, 2008 10:17 PM

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Sounds marvellous, I'd love to come and experience some of that, especially the dolphins part. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and please contact me when you return, t'would be great to see you guys.

Best wishes and blessings, Conrad xx

  Conrad Mar 26, 2008 4:41 AM

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Hey guys, Sounds delightful, We have had all weathers here but I am off to Dominican Republic in two weeks , cant wait, see you when you get back love kel xx

  Kelly and ali Mar 27, 2008 4:54 AM

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