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Old 9th January 2013, 22:58   #181
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Day 1
30th December 2012

Jr. PPG was relaxing in the cool breeze
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A video from our boat ride




A nice resort perched up on the hill

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Palolem beach from the sea

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By 08:30AM we were back to Palolem. We were tired and hungry. Decided to got to Palolem's neighbouring Agonda Beach, which is a less crowded and laid back beach.

By 09:00AM we reached Agonda Beach
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We crossed a small bridge to reach the beach

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We were here at a beach shack till 15:00 hours. After a cool breakfast I dozed off on the beach beds under an umbrella . Wifey took to some reading and kiddies went to the sea for fun. The Sea is very calm here and PPGs were enjoying it thoroughly...

My wifey later told me I was snoring like hell

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Old 10th January 2013, 07:03   #182
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Day 1
30th December 2012

Agonda is beautiful
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Agonda is calm

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The Small dot on the sea is someone's head. It's quite safe here
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PPGs started to build sand castles

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Jr. PPG came rushing to call me
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I too joined the fun
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The pit was too deep, up to my knees

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It was time for lunch, and I am back to the shack
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We ordered lunch, tasty Goan Fish Curry and Rice. The fancy fishes can wait for some more time

Jr.PPG returning after her fun moments in Sea

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Sr. PPG too
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I loved this place. There are shacks and huts. Take a hut and stay there for a few days. They also do have toilets for visitors like us who just wanted to have fun in sea and take a bath. Costs were like 800-1000 this season. Off season could be as low as 200.


By noon many foreigners decided to have some sun bathing

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We left Agonda by 15:00 hours after lunch towards Varca. We were booked at Club Mahindra Varca beach for New Year.

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Day 1
30th December 2012

Civvy was waiting for us
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We drove through some interior roads towards Margoa.

We found a Temple en route
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Shree Gramdev Laxminarayan Temple, Shiroti-Cola
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Civvy ready for take off
-By this time she had already completed over 2000Kms from home
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Day 1
30th December 2012

We stopped by Cabo De Rama Fort which was on the way
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Not many people were there
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It is a protected site
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There is a church inside the Fort

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The entrance to the Fort
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Creepy Scary Place for sure
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Jr. PPG decides to check it out

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Sr. PPG decides to check the other side
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Day 1
30th December 2012

Some more pictures from the Fort
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Sr. PPG at the Fort
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The place is all dry
, one lose match stick and it could be real serious
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30th December 2012

Some guys landed up there

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View of the Sea from there

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The remains of the Fort Wall
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It was time for us to leave
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Day 1
30th December 2012

We started towards Varca
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Beautiful interior roads

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We passed by The Lady of Rosary Church
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We reached Club Mahindra Varca by 17:00 hours

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We were immediately allotted our apartment. I parked Civvy and got back. had a nice refreshing hot shower and was ready for the evening.

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Day 1
30th December 2012

By 20:30 we went to the Dune Shack Restaurant
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There was live music too



My Red snapper has come in a Goan preparation

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We enjoyed our candle light dinner
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Christmas came and went, but the glitters remain
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Getting ready for the New Year Party

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We walked back to our apartment
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Cycles!!
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Activity centre was already closed

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Day 1
30th December 2012

The Pool was calm

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Our apartment for the next few days

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This picture more or less captures the spirit of holidaying in Goa
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By 22:00 hours I crashed. It was more than 36 hours since I slept on a comfy bed!
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Hi Laluks

Awesome, You did it again! Hats off to you for your wonderful postings.

Keep going.
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Hi Laluks

Awesome, You did it again! Hats off to you for your wonderful postings.

Keep going.
Thanks BinFord.

This was the second year that I had New year away from Home. Last Year I accompanied some friends to Rajasthan and this year a compulsive Goa trip. I don't know why I always feel Christmas and New year is best celebrated in the confines of our home

You can get links to my other logs in TBHP here

https://www.facebook.com/pages/India...12811002145085
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Day 2
31st December 2012

After a much deserved long sleep I woke up lazily around 11:00AM the next day . Spent another hour under the hot shower singing songs. By 13:00hours I was ready for the show

Kiddies had already had their session in the pool and was back for lunch.

We found some cycles

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Tried the big one..
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Wheelie

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Jr. PPG checks out the play area
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We checked out the Souvenir shop for some T shirts

Absolutely true

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Can't you see I am in deep thought
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Exactly!!!
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Absolutely!!!
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Some activities for the day
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Day 2
31st December 2012

By 14:00 hours we were in the restaurant ordering lunch
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Yes, that's what I intent to do
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Food did not come to spread the cheer
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By the time we finished lunch it was 16:30. Kiddies went back to play area, and me and wifey strolled outside the resort.

There is an Ayurveda Clinic nearby. I have no clue on the Russian connection though!
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This seems to be a tradition. There were some dummies and we were asked for some donations...
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Day 2
31st December 2012

By 17:00 hours we reached the resort back
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Resort Lobby

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This gentleman sang for us Hotel California and Country Roads
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Activities for the day

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The second pool was empty

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Wifey checking out the fountain

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She decided to get back to the apartment and I decided to go take a dip in the sea at Varca beach. Gave the camera to her and went to the beach.

Had a nice bath, enjoyed the last sunset of 2012 and returned to the apartment by 19:00 hours. Again had a long shower and songs and got ready for the New Year eve dinner.

The resort had organized some DJ for the night. It was a crowd and the activities were quite boring.



Got bored and finished dinner and came back to the room.

Watched some TV for a while. Around midnight I walked to the beach and laid down there waiting for New year. The Party was going on strong in all the resorts nearby, but thankfully the beach was empty.

In solitude welcomed the New Year 2013. A lot of fireworks lit the sky for some moments. Yes 2013 have come, uneventfully. In a few moments everything was back to normal.

New Year, New Feeling ...It's all a state of our mind As for me every day I am in a drive, its nothing less than a New year Day!!!

Reached the apartment, wished my wifey and Kiddies a Happy New Year and crashed....
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Day 3
1st January 2013

Slept to my hearts content and woke up late. Did some swimming to satisfaction and was ready for lunch by 14:00 hours.

By this my wifey and Sr. PPG had taken a resolution of turning vegetarian for a while. Thankfully Jr. PPG still gives me company for non veg dishes.

Veg Momos for the vegetarians
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Beef Steak
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Goan Fish Curry Rice
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Dessert
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By 15:30 we finish our lunch and strolled around the Resort.

The pool was empty

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Decided to go to Agonda beach for the sunset. Civvy was tired of being at one place for long loved that we are driving out.

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