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We arrived in Goa on Sunday and headed straight to our pre booked apartment in Callangute. Ideally we would have stayed in Palolem but it’s monsoon season and the only area in Goa that really caters for off season travellers is Callangute/ Baga. Our room was like a prison sponsored by moth balls and the pool party didn’t go down well either. After 24 hours of travelling we weren’t really up for an introduction into the Indian party scene. We decided this wasn’t for us so quickly shipped ourselves off to a beautiful apartment over looking the Indian Ocean … And breathe 🙂

A room with a view 🙂

Even a shower with a view

I was surprised at how lush Goa is, (not in a welshy way) it’s so green! Many of the locals describe it like a jungle but when it rains, the earth turns a rich red colour creating a vibrant and tropical landscape.

There are cows everywhere here. Somebody told us that the government provides subsidies for people to take care of cows as they are a sacred animals in India so cannot be sold for meat or leather. But instead of looking after them, they take the money and leave them on streets. Also, pavements aren’t really a thing in India, we are still adjusting to dodging the constant beeping cars and bikes.

Caviar anyone?

This fisherman invited us to the local restaurant that night to try the mackerel he caught in traditional Goan fish cakes .. So good.

Goa has been good to us, now for a bit of Mumbai …

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