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Old 17th October 2008, 11:07   #16
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good going..nice pics

Btw how are the roads from Jog on wards? & Honnavara till karwar?

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Old 17th October 2008, 11:07   #17
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Cool pictures Rahul. Looks like you & your TP are having a whale of a time.
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Old 17th October 2008, 11:09   #18
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Hemanth, i think it was seabird. I was so scared I can't remember whether they said blackbird or seabird. Yes, it is the same place. I suggest you remove the pic as this is supposed to be quite secretive. You might get into trouble you know.
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Old 17th October 2008, 11:17   #19
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Along the way we called up most the places we wanted to stay at and found that they were all booked. I remembered a small place in Baga where memo,vikas, myself and a couple of friends had stayed during our last trip. As a last minute chance we dropped by there to find out that he indeed had one room left. He actually recognized me. And also inquired where the rest of the gang was. After a couple of minutes of chit chat we sped off to Subway for lunch.

That night, we went to Britto's for dinner. The place was filled, and luckily we got a table on the beach. Lots of wine, pork vindaloo, cool windy breeze, the sounds of thundering waves, the faint light from the moon, overlooking the stars in the sky all made it a really special candle light dinner. I was a bit tired after all the driving, so we got back around 12 am and decided to call it off for the day.

Like I mentioned earlier, though Travellers Bunglow was a small,quiet place it was always filled with firangs. I think we were the only Indians in the whole building. One of them had this as his ride.

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We woke up really early in the morning and headed to Fort Aguada only to find out that it would open only by 10 am. So a few pics later, we headed back.

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Look benny, the local village kid from Munnar found his way (along with his cowboy hat) to Fort Aguada, Goa...

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We then decided to go to Sinquerim beach. Here are a few pics.

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The first time I saw this humungous ship was when I went to meet up with the Bombay Bhpian's during the national meet.

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DCH inspired.

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Rahul, did the village boy lose his cowboy hat in the other pics?

Nice pics, buddy.
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We then had lunch at the Taj Ford Aguada Beach Resort that was adjacent to the Sinquerim beach and spent time looking around. We went back to the fort at 4 pm. Saw the light house and trekked down to the rocks by the see. I can tell you that watching the sunset from there is probably one of the most romantic settings you will ever find in Goa. But beware, the trek route is quite narrow. And one could get lost, I figured this only after we got lost too.

Anyways, some really nice pics.

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There seems to be some problem, not able to upload further pics on the forum. Shall post them once the problem is rectified. Stay tuned in..... Lots more fun and adventure coming up...
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Rahul, did the village boy lose his cowboy hat in the other pics?

Nice pics, buddy.
Benny, the hat was to protect my empty head from the sun. Once the hat came out, the sun went into hiding . So the hat decided to take rest in the car.

@ Lohith: The roads from Jog are good. In the ghats there were two or three places where there was a bad stretch. But its too small to fret about.

@ nevertouchme : Yup, approx 12 hrs from Bangy to Goa. With all stops included.

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It was almost getting dark and we still had a good half an hours trekking to do. On our way up, I spotted a peacock. So decided to get up and close for a pic. So I ran up, leaving my TP behind cursing me saying, "Have you come here to do National Geography?".

I ran up the hill only to find out that the peacock fled on seeing me up close. Then I got immersed shooting flowers et all. During this time, my TP had caught up with me and decided to carry on the trail while I did National Geography. And here is the outcome.

The peacock spotted from the bottom of the hill.
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After quite a lot of attempts I was satisfied with the way this pic came out.
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Looked up and realized that my TP had vanished from where I was. I yelled out her name a couple of times but no response. It was getting dark, I was getting a little worried. I kept shouting out for her but no response. Then, I started to run searching for her still shouting out her name. She didn't respond. After running for two minutes I found her silently hiding and laughing out loud when she saw me all worried, swetting and running.

She looked at me with a smile and said "Finished National Geography?". We then continued walking together till the time we came across a huge building. Suddenly I realized that we hadn't come across this place while climbing down. It then struck to me. Where I was shooting the flower, there were two paths, one we came from and the other leading us to god knows where. My TP chose to take the other path thinking it was the way we came and I followed the same path that I last remember her taking.

So now we were lost. Luckily, I went into the building and found out that we were lost completely. If we were to go back the same way we came from the lighthouse it would take atleast 45 mins thru the hill and it was not safe as it was getting darker and darker.

The guy suggest we take the village road and that our car was atleast 5 kms from here and we had to walk it up and follow the road. As we walked, we found two aunties who inquired if we were lost. They said, it was not safe to take this road for there were many eve-teasers who ran amock. She asked me to leave her behind with them, walk up to the lighthouse get the car and come pick her up. My TP refused to stay back. So I enquired if I could find a bus anywhere close by. She said the bus stand was just half a km away but she doubted there would be any buses this late. We decided to walk it up and luckily we found a wagon-r taxi. We hopped into it and reached the light house.

This is me on reaching the bus stop.
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We found this God-sent taxi on time and got dropped off to the car. He charged us 500 bucks for a trip of 5 kms. Since I had no choice I paid up and we drove back to our room.
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We freshned up, drove down to Little Chillie for dinner. Returned to the Baga beach, sat around till about 1 am talking and crashed out in our room.

Dinner at sweet chillie.
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Rahul looks like we stopped at the same places to click pics as per posts 6 n 7 of yours during the 1st half of the journey.

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Here you go http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/958706-post1.html

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Rahul looks like we stopped at the same places to click pics as per posts 6 n 7 of yours during the 1st half of the journey. Check here ..
Riju, I am unable to view the link. It shows the following error.

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So we pack our bags and leave to Goa at 3:30 am. Decide to change the headlamps on the swift from 55/60 W to 100/90 W. Accidentally manage to drop the right bulb somewhere into the engine bay. Its still yet to be found. One 100/90 W fitted. And this is when I figure out that its almost impossible to replace the bulb on the left headlamp on the swift without having to take out either the battery or the headlamp assembly. So I am running a 100/90 on the drivers side and 55/60 on the passengers.
Is it that simple justy remove the stock lamps and put 100/90W? I remember somebody telling me I have to rewire and put some relays etc..

Hope you found the other bulb from the engine bay
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Hope you found the other bulb from the engine bay
No laluks, I still haven't found the bulb. Though over a rough patch of roads it keeps making sound. Its stuck in a place I cant see and cant reach. Maybe at my next scheduled service I shall ask the RNS guys to check it out.
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No laluks, I still haven't found the bulb. Though over a rough patch of roads it keeps making sound. Its stuck in a place I cant see and cant reach. Maybe at my next scheduled service I shall ask the RNS guys to check it out.
OH!! hope RNS guys finds it

How about the change of 100/90 from the stock lamps. Is it just replaceable like that ??
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How about the change of 100/90 from the stock lamps. Is it just replaceable like that ??
You need relays. I had gotten a mech to do it for me locally near my place. Only thing pending was the swapping of the bulbs. Since I was running 100/90s on my baleno I just swapped the bulbs.
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The next day we decided to head to Panaji and check out the churches.

We first dropped by Dona Paula beach. Had breakfast and left to see the churches.

On reaching Panaji, I saw this yatch. I always wanted to go in one. I had seen a TV show where really beautiful yatch's were available for rent for a day for like 50k in Bombay. I decided to inquire if they would rent it out for a couple of hrs over dinner. Went to the office and found out that this was a private yatch and this was kind of a parking place for all of them.

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Se Cathedral.
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Basilica of Bom Jesus.
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St. Fracis Xavier's body.
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Inside Se Cathedral.
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I have lots of pics of the church interiors. Will post them all for those interested.

We then had lunch in the city. On our way back, we headed to Casino Caravela and inquired its schedule. We booked tickets for two and lazed around Panaji shopping. We were taken to India's only live casino on water at around 9:30. The entry was INR 1500 per person. Once in you get unlimited alcohol (chosen brands) and food. We played the slots, american roulette and a few other games. Had lots of alcohol, lurking around the 215 ft ship. Finally we disembarked at 3:30 am, slept in the car for a couple of hours (till I knew I was sober to drive) and then drove back to Baga.

The time spent at the MV Caravela was really awesome. The dazzling lights, the smell of alcohol, the sound of joy/sorrow coming from people were quite a thing to feel. Photography was strictly prohibited. So couldn't get any pics, as we had to keep our camera in a safety locker before entering the ship. Btw, no shorts and sleeveless Ts allowed on board. No slippers/floaters either. So I was dressed in formals and the lady in a real pretty frock. Those who wish to visit this place, kindly keep the dress code in mind.

For those who want to see what it looked like, here are some pics off the net.

Casino Caravela Goa

I must admit, it is one of the must visit things if you are in Goa.
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