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Old 23rd June 2008, 15:15   #196
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Though the girl who massaged me was very nice, it seemed to me that she was no professional. Head and face massage were great but ...She hardly spoke a word of English, speaking only in her own language .... asking me thousands of questions - a process that was painful for me as it took forever to understand what she wanted.
Sad to hear it was a disaster ! Yes you are right, a professional would not talk non-stop to a customer, other than answering to questions or doubts. I wonder how a non-english speaking/understanding massager survives in a place like Goa ! Only option left in such situations is to act serious or showing not interested in conversations right at the beginning.

Good, Sam got a pleasant experience although threatened by the prawn-fenny after-effects. At your next visit to Kerala, make sure you visit an authentic ayurvedic massage centre. I am sure the massage what you got in Goa could be just like an appetizer, not the real drink !
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Default YetiBlog® - 9th June 2008 - Just a few hours today

We wake up early. All we have is a few hours and we're determined to make the best of it.
It isn't raining which is truly wonderful, but the skies aren't quite clear.

Jenny gets upfront, she wants to ride the activa. She's really enjoying herself

We decide to visit Fort Aguada (which we never managed yesterday, owing to the massage and rain) - on the way we cross some beautiful goan scenes which I get off to photograph.
The pictures are not very beautiful owing to poor light conditions.

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Come on! It's gonna rain and I want to get up the hill, hurry up or I'm going without you!!

Soon we reach the lighthouse at the top of the hill. Just as we reach the viewpoint, it starts to drizzle.

Let's take a quick picture.

Smile Jenny!
It's raining again, stupid monsoon rain stupid
SMILE Jenny


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A gentle ride through the drizzle and we get to the Aguada jail.
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Let's go towards Sinquerim, where the Taj Aguada is. OK.

On the way we spot some more cows.

I want photos of the cows!
Come on Jenny don't be ridiculous.
I've been asking for cow photos since I got to India and you've been saying the same thing. I want cow photos. I want photos of this herd of cows. Please take the photo now.

She's riding and she will not move till I have photographed those stupid cows. I have no choice.

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Dude just read The One(R) visits India for the first time & this man. Awesome! Seem's you stay nearby, I stay just off Carter Road, near the Police Station, the lane that goes towards Pali Hill. And after reading this, just booked my tickets to Goa. Wifey's not too excited though

Its another thing that i take her there atleast twice a year. where's your office?

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On the way we spot some more cows.

I want photos of the cows!
Come on Jenny don't be ridiculous.
I've been asking for cow photos since I got to India and you've been saying the same thing. I want cow photos. I want photos of this herd of cows. Please take the photo now.
She's riding and she will not move till I have photographed those stupid cows. I have no choice.
HEY!!! This is a stupid cow picture - and only because you didn't stop to let me take my nice "cow parade" pictures previously. Those would have been great!

Just imagine: Goa at night, deserted by all human beings, with only a few cars or bikes passing by. This is when the secret transition happens, this is when you realise: the COWS are the real owners of all these places. This is when they come from everywhere, taking over the streets in huge crowds, walking around mooing and chewing. Parading the streets and yards!

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"cow parade"

Goa at night, deserted

the COWS are the real owners of all these places.

taking over the streets in huge crowds, walking around mooing and chewing. Parading the streets and yards!
Honey, when we went to Anjuna, all you had was Coca-Cola right?
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Very intersting, those last pics, because they remind me of Cornwall!
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Honey, when we went to Anjuna, all you had was Coca-Cola right?
No, I had some water as well.
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to sam,
i wonder if you do not have any couple photo to post other than that army raincoat photo.

to theone,

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havn't you asked theone,'' aap ko goa kaisa laga?''
if yes, what was answer?
sam has not answered that question. do you have any answer?
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ah The One has got new sun glasses too
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to sam,
i wonder if you do not have any couple photo to post other than that army raincoat photo.

to theone,

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havn't you asked theone,'' aap ko goa kaisa laga?''
if yes, what was answer?
sam has not answered that question. do you have any answer?
Achha laga!

And even though I am stealing one of the pictures Sam was probably about to post next, here you go:

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Achha laga!

And even though I am stealing one of the pictures Sam was probably about to post next, here you go:
Now, theone can understand hindi, can speak hindi, can write hindi in english mode. theyeti is indianising theone very fast.
Nice photo.
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Jenny rides down the hill until we are at the Taj Aguada resort. We park our bikes and walk into the viewpoint that overlooks Sinquerim beach.
Even though the light is dull it is most refreshing to see the choppy sea and the rocks. We spend some quiet time here.

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A short walk to Sinquerim beach, we're quiet, holding hands with one hand and our chappals with the other, walking through the waves, knowing that soon it will be time to get onto the scooter and go back home.

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And now it is time. We rush home, pack up all the wet things and get on our way to the Airport. Our little trip is now over and we make a silent pact to return when the sun is high and it is bright and warm.


The next time we're in Goa, my firang woman will get a super tan and i will enjoy some beer and prawns under an umbrella (I'll stay clear of the Feni and preserve our ecosystem) at the beach.

When we have the sun, we will write another travelogue for you to enjoy. Till then, goodbye, Auf Wiedersehen and thanks so much for enjoying this very simple story.

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Goodbye!!

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it would be more fun if you traveled from goa to mumbai by konkan railway. nice scene with great atmosphere.
thanks for your time to share with us this trip.

sam, tomarrow is your b day and good wishes from me.
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Sam, that was another wonderful travelouge from you!! Enjoyed every word of it!

I am eagerly looking forward to hear about your next journey with TheOne!

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I wish the sunny days @ Goa very soon for you two!
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