3 Weeks Across Incredible India

India-Travelogue  |  Travel time: January 2009  |  by Michael Honsel

Goa

Day 9 - 17. January 2009

The night on the train was very nice. In the morning there was included breakfast.

During train trip to Goa

During train trip to Goa

Open door when train was in motion

Open door when train was in motion

Rice fields

Rice fields

during train stop

during train stop

At about 10:30 I arrived in Madgaon. My plan was to go to Arambol Beach in the far North of Goa. To get there I first went on a motorcycle taxi to the bus station and then on 3 different buses to Arambol. One bus was completely overcrowded.
In Arambol Beach I rented a small hut very close to the beach.

Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

a real Indian beach

a real Indian beach

Sunset

Sunset

Day 10 - 18. January 2009

After sleeping very long I did a "Do-Nothing-Day". So I did things like eating, swimming, hanging around, reading travel guidebook, internet, phone calls, ...
In the afternoon I did a long walk on the beach direction South until I went back by taxi.
And in the evening I checked out that Kingfisher Beer makes no headache

Day 11 - 19. January 2009

I went to Penaji and Old Goa on local busses. First I went via Mapusa to Penaji.

Penaji

Penaji

Penaji - Old Portuguese quarter

Penaji - Old Portuguese quarter

In the afternoon I went on to Old Goa. Old Goa is a given up city and only some churches are left. Thank's to the bus conducter who let me out at the right place.

Se Cathedral in Old Goa

Se Cathedral in Old Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa

Church of St Cajetan in Old Goa

Church of St Cajetan in Old Goa

inside church of St Cajetan in Old Goa

inside church of St Cajetan in Old Goa

On evening I went back to Arambol and spent only 56 Rupees for all the bus trips.

Day 12 - 20. January 2009

The day I did things like sleeping, swimming, eating, Ayurvedic massage, coffee drinking and a walk to the northern part of Arambol Beach.

Northern part of Arambol Beach

Northern part of Arambol Beach

I want palms, sun, beach and cows

I want palms, sun, beach and cows

I was not brave enough to ride a rented scooter in indian traffic

I was not brave enough to ride a rented scooter in indian traffic

A nice restaurant on the beach where I had nice kingfish

A nice restaurant on the beach where I had nice kingfish

In the evening I went with people from Switzerland and Australia to a beach party in a location called "German Bakery". We were sitting in the sand on the beach and this was very nice. On one side we had noise of the sea and on the other side music.

Day 13 - 21. January 2009

After sleeping long I went jogging on the beach. And after half time of the holiday I made a backup of my camera in an internet café.

In the afternoon I went on a motorcycle taxi to Anjuna Flea Market. This flea market is really nice. But it is exhausting because everybody wants to sell you everything and makes special price only for you.
After two hours I had seen everything and bought the things I wanted to buy. After buying stuff the vendors wanted to sell me much more "Friend, I have special price only for you and make minus today because you are my best friend." So I went to the vendor free part of Anjuna Beach later.

Fleamarket in Anjuna

Fleamarket in Anjuna

Fleamarket in Anjuna

Fleamarket in Anjuna

Day 14 - 22. January 2009

In the morning I enjoyed the last hours in Arambol Beach. I went jogging with the english guy from the hut opposite, took a last bath and a large breakfast on the beach.
At 11:30am I went by taxi to Goa Airport to check out if Kingfisher is flying as good as their beer tastes.
The beer brewery and the airline is owned by one company and on their aeroplanes is the same logo than on their beer bottles.
After waiting very long at the airport because I went there very early and the flight was delayed by about 1 hour I had a very good flight with Kingfisher Airlines to Delhi. Kingfisher Airlines has very good service.

© Michael Honsel, 2009
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The trip
 
Description:
A trip to India to visit Mumbai, some parts of Kerala, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur
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Start of journey: Jan 09, 2009
Duration: 3 weeks
End of journey: Jan 31, 2009
Travelled countries: India
The Author
 
Michael Honsel is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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