05.02.2012 - 07.02.2012
Day 13 - Sunday 5th February
Found out that the whole Goa closing at 11pm thing is only happening for a month, while there are elections, I just got unlucky that that was the month I am here. Just watched the United Chelsea game (3-3). What a match! Well deserved draw. The day was very much the same as usual, so not much to say there. Gonna try and cut my hair tomorrow, unfortunately I don't have a mirror in my coco hut so we'll have to see how that one goes.
2 weeks down already, this is flying by. Feel like I could be here forever, I could easily live in Palolem, and it's only the first stop, so it's only going to get better from here, quite excited about seeing the rest of India as I'm only hearing good things. Did manage to cut my hair today, but as I don't have a mirror I have no idea what the damage is, it feels alright though. I think I've decided what my travel movements are going to be. From here, go to Hampi on the 14th for 4 or 5 days, then after that go right down to Kerala and stay at a national wildlife reserve for a week, then that leaves me a couple of days to get over to Chennai for my flight to the Andaman islands.
Just sitting in my hamock on the porch of my coco hut, bought it today for the equivalent of 2 pounds and boy is it feeling well spent. Such a good way to end a relatively stressful day today. Got woken up today by one of the staff banging on my door with a call from DHL saying my parcel (a debit card I had to get sent from England) was in Margao (2 hours north of here) and it wasn't going any further for no other reason than they couldn't be bothered. So I spent the day on buses to Margao and back on a 4 and a half hour round trip, including a 30 minute walk from the bus station bare foot as my flip flops broke earlier. I did manage to get my parcel, and arriving back in this place really makes you forget about the stress of the day I just had. Apart from that, I've heard Hampi is ridiculously hot at the monent, so I'm kind of wary of going there, but I'm definately going. Have to try and sort out a train ticket in the next couple days.