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Not Goan Anywhere

INDIA | Tuesday, 29 March 2016 | Views [560] | Comments [1]

First off. Apologies for not writing in quite some time. I was anticipating coming home soon and had lost the heart for it.

I have, however, now decided to remain in India a further 3 weeks to make full use of my visa and the opportunity to relax by the sea and sand of Goa, an opportunity I don't anticipate coming around, in this way at least, for some time if ever again.

This was a bit difficult to decide but now it is done and I will see what emerges in extra time. I am relaxing in a way I have not done for some time but also experiencing the usual sadness and anxiety too.

I will write again regarding my last week or so in Pune, quite difficult, and my time here in Goa, meeting up with old new friends, Elin and Fred, from Gangtok where we shared times in a very different climate.

A propos of nothing, I'm reading a great novel called 'Tree of Smoke' by Dennis Johnson which I picked up at Castello's restaurant on the beach. It's set around the Vietnam war.

Okey doke. I hope that everyone is well and I look forward to seeing some of you soon.

Love,

Davidx

Tags: beaches, goa

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Love your post title here! :-)

Like your friend Rich I've been dipping in and reading your posts when I can, which is occasionally. My knowledge of India is zilch so it's obvious from your writing how much India is in you and has been part of your life, to a much greater degree than I had realised. Really glad you are letting yourself relax now, sounds like a good time to digest things. Goa sounds lovely - we have sun sometimes here but I'm sure your temps are higher than +10C!

I haven't been travelling far geographically these last months but have definitely been on a transformative journey of the heart. Maybe someday we can catch up and compare notes!

Bonnie x

  Bonnie Mar 29, 2016 8:59 PM

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