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Monday, 23 April 2012

Busy doing nothing

The first trip to Goa left me feeling a bit ambivalent. It took a bit of effort to enjoy Calangute but there were more positives than negatives. The effects of mass tourism were a little too evident although it brought with it all the comforts and conveniences required. Still, not one to be put off the search for the perfect beach holiday off we ventured again, this time more south and less populated. This time I was convinced, Goa is bloody brilliant!
Agonda Beach
Not a hawker or massage vendor in sight, not a one the entire time. A few cows, a few dogs and very few tourists.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Guest bedroom

This is the guest bedroom, all plumped up with fancy cushions and pillows. This is not the type of guest I envisioned.

Comfortable Pigeon

There were two of them, I didn't photograph the second one because it only strutted out from under the cushions when I started shooing away the first one. From the gifts left I could tell they'd been there for quite some time. Lesson learned: leave windows open by all means but check the soft furnishings for stowaways before closing up for the night.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Beach time

Agonda Beach, South Goa
Agonda Beach, South Goa, India

Simrose Shacks
Simrose Shacks, quite upmarket beach huts with a lovely garden restaurant attached.

There's not a lot to do. Accommodation is very simple, mainly just huts. Seafood is served in shacks. There's minimum shopping or entertainment. The beach is quiet, barely a soul in sight. Take a pile of books and prepare to relax.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Not Winnie the Pooh

Pooh Pencil Case

I do love a bit of copyright violation and when I saw this I grinned like a loonie and wanted to rush out to the nearest stationery shop to snag my own.

OK, I'm slightly concerned about having "wine", "violation" and "pooh" in the same posting as they sound suspiciously spamalicious but I need to share.