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Old 21st June 2008, 11:31   #181
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Hoping weekend treat to readers from theyeti and theone soon.
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Old 21st June 2008, 13:46   #182
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Default YetiBlog® - Still at the Ayurvedic Centre

Soon my massage is over. I slither off the wooden platform and smile brightly at diminutive.
He has truly offered me the best Ayurvedic massage of my life.

I realise that Jenny is up and about, back into her clothes.

Did you shower?
No, I took a steambath and then she kind of wiped me clean.
No shower?
Sam I'm not so sure if they have a proper shower. In any case I'd rather take one at home with hot water.
Ah OK.
How was your massage?
Bloody outstanding? Yours?
uhh.. I'll tell you later.
No good eh?
I'll tell you later
.

It's funny how that last word sound a little more forced and through her teeth and eyes slightly wider than usual. Why do women do that? I wonder.

Shiva walks in. The lady who massaged Jenny has been sent away. I am to now walk in my thong to Jenny's massage room and sit in this massage contraption.

It's a tent! A little tent with a wooden chair inside. Shiva unzips the tent and I climb into the little wooden chair. He zips me up.
As he inserts the steaming machine spout he shows me all kinds of dried herbs and stuff and what they will do for my skin and glow and all that.
I nod. I like this guy. He is truly doing his best.

Is music too loud for you?
No it's fine.

He sits next to me.
What work you do?
I, uhh.. sell speakers.
Speakers? Like this?
He points to his little system.
Yeah something like that. I smile.
Imported?
Yes, imported.
I smile again.

The steam is getting hotter. Jenny comes by to say hello and of course she has found my camera bag amongst my clothes.

Don't be silly Jenny, I must look like an idiot in this tent.
hahahaha
Stop it!
hahahaha, you have to post this on Team-BHP.

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The steam continues. I feel all warm and nice inside. Jenny leaves to get some monsoon air and shiva goes away for a bit.

I happily settle in and let loose another quick whiff with a comfortable sigh. It's got to be the prawns... I wonder.
Well thank goodness for this tent, nobody will smell it now. Nobody needs to know...

Shiva comes back in.

Good steam?
Yes.
Good hot, herbs for your skin.
Yes..
Also face. Good for face.
uhhh..face?


He opens the zipper.
Put head inside!

NO!

You put head inside, good for face!
No but but..

He unzips the tent and forces my head in while I struggle and wave my arms for help. It is all of no use. My head is inside the tent and Shiva has zipped me up.

Nice lemongrass and basil no?
uhhh...no

What lemongrass? Damn Souza Lobo!! Damn the feni and damn those dastardly prawns. This is Nazi torture (sorry baby)

My whole body is inside so I cannot even wave for help. I bear it holding my breath for as long as I can till Shiva has mercy and gets me out.

A quick wipe up job and I'm dressed too. Time to go.

Before leaving Shiva gives us brochures for his ungles massage hospital and explains how his ungle and he intend to start an Ayurvedic resort near Aleppey.
He is sweet and wonderful, we wish him all the best.

It is still raining and the cold rain feels like daggers on our warm, well massaged bodies. We rush home to a warm shower and wash all the oil off.

Now we will dress and visit Britto's!

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ha ha ha!!!
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Default YetiBlog® - 8th June 2008 - Britto's

We have no clothes left.

Everything worth wearing is dripping wet because of the rain.

It's so weird. It could be pouring rain outside your house, but you cannot bear to put on a wet shirt just before you step out. No it has to be bone dry, so you can go out and get it wet in a few seconds.
Our room is full of clothes everywhere, hanging on every available point that sticks out, hangars everywhere. How are we going to pack this stuff all wet?

It doesn't matter that we have no clothes left. We're in Goa. Both Jenny and I leave in some comfortable house-clothes. An old pair of shorts and a vest. (Both of us in my house-clothes)

It is a quick ride to Baga. Britto's is welcoming and FULL. The atmosphere is great.
I park and we're inside.

We find a nice table outside on the sand and settle in. Lots of Mumbai tourists, a few firangs the atmosphere is nice.
The friendly waiter brings the menus.
We do not accept credit cards.

It suddenly occcurs to me again.
Jenny!! Wir haben nicht geld!! Once again we forgot to visit the ATM!
But your card?
They do not accept credit cards.
Now?
I'll go on the bike and find an ATM.
No stay, how much do we have, cannot we manage?
Well, no bottle of wine. We can eat and manage with soft drinks.
Fine then. Let's have some coke!
OK.

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We order some steak for her and some prawn curry/rice for me. I order 2 diet cokes and she a regular coke. Some excellent dessert and the bill comes to a very good Rs. 550/-

After dinner we take a long slow walk along the beach. It is warm and quiet, beautiful and peaceful. We walk, holding hands and exchanging stories for about 25 minutes. Then we get back to the little scooter.

Time to get home. It's been a good day.

To be continued.

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What lemongrass? Damn Souza Lobo!! Damn the feni and damn those dastardly prawns. This is Nazi torture (sorry baby
sam, ,ha ha ha , this is weekend treat to readers.
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Old 21st June 2008, 16:42   #186
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Sam after many years my stomach muscles worked with lots of ups and downs.
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wrinkling up his nose in a suspicious manner. I can see his mind thinking "What the hell is that smell?"
That action of yours was well planned just guess the scene if you delayed it by few minutes
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Put head inside!

NO!

You put head inside, good for face!
perhaps it would be like this Sam->
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Great! Nice to see the two of you in animation again

You should have come back to TN. Wasn't raining here!
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We order some steak for her and some prawn curry/rice for me

To be continued.
I can't believe you ordered prawns again , after your 'gaseous' ordeal. Or is it that you gave the benefit of doubt to prawns and held Feni responsible?
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I can't believe you ordered prawns again , after your 'gaseous' ordeal. Or is it that you gave the benefit of doubt to prawns and held Feni responsible?
Hmmm... somehow food in Goa does not seem right without fish or prawns. But you are right, I should have thought of the other people.

Oh wait honey, was that why you had a clothes clip on your nose that night while you slept? I thought it was some fetish thing...
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He is trying out combos.
Prawns with Feni = Gas
Prawns without Feni = No Gas?

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Oh wait honey, was that why you had a clothes clip on your nose that night while you slept? I thought it was some fetish thing...
Much subtler way would be to stuff cotton up one's nose and breathe through the mouth

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Guys, come on, there's a lot more to this story than just hot air.
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Sam can you give the exact location of Britto's ...is it on Anjuna ?
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Sam can you give the exact location of Britto's ...is it on Anjuna ?
Britto's in in Baga. Not Anjuna.

On baga road, you will cross the famous Tito's turn off, if it is on your left(the turn off to tito's) keep going straight for about a kilometre and you will find Britto's. It is the last restaurant on Baga Road.
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to the yeti,
havn't you asked theone,'' aap ko goa kaisa laga?''
if yes, what was answer?

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