goa trip – day 7
checked out of spazio leisure resort in anjuna and travelled down to palolem today , passing the boneyard as we left anjuna .
and this pristine monument
didnt drive today , got a cab. 1500rps plus a tip from anjuna to the south in a shed on wheels ! when i think of handmade cars , this usually means aston martins to me , but this wasnt quite up there . nice upholstery ;-o
pretty easy journey no hold ups . it was nice to take a bit more in today being chauffered as im usually extreme concentration on the bike – its required – theres always some random goat/cow/dog , pothole or child on the streets . just south of panjim capital and bridge
[near salcete] we passed a small local street market , it got a little congested but not to a point of having to stop .
youd see the usual tuk tuks [and the odd petrol station here and there 55rps p/l petrol] ]
and rows of bikes
and david guetta posters for his baga gig !
you could blink and think you where in thailand driving thru some of the rice fields
or thru local villages , or coconut fields .
took about 2.5 hours approx i guess and 100kl . lots of checkpoints along the way seemed to be targetting bikes mostly . today is perfectly cloudless , red hot . in the middle of goa around colva and associated resorts area there where a few absolutely huge places being built . hotels ?
when we arrived in the south the taxi took us to palolem beach rd first . talk about desperate , people see fresh faces arriving and chase the cab on mopeds shouting ‘room room you need room’ ! most sellers in goa to be fair go after 1-3 no’s , but i got a great word off trip advisor – someone said tell them ‘chello’ – it works every time . i believe it means go away , but they do go fast so i hope it doesnt mean f off … lmao . either way it works , very handy so thanks whoever posted that one .
checked into our new hotel , stunning . its called fern gardenia and is 1 min on a moped or several minutes walk to the beach . its a quiet classy boutique resort .
you stay in little deluxe mozzie proof cabins .
they have great rooms with comfy beds
multi jet showers
free wifi in rooms and pool / food areas , a/c , cable tv with live premiership on espn and star sports
it has a great pool with a swim up bar
see for yourself , heres the resort
mozzies are everywhere north and south , we are 100% deeted up from 5pm . not been bitten while wearing deet 35% . current temperature showing 93* – and a guy said its going to be 97 to 100 from sunday onwards on weather forecast in paper . first night in palolem we knew what we wanted to do – we went SPECIFICALLY to casa fiesta palolem for dinner as we love mexican – urghh gross hows this mexican ? absolutely horrible and the worst food of our holiday. i know this sounds bizarre but this is no lie … a guy was at his table p’ing into a kingfisher bottle ?? wtf? when the waiters saw it they thought it was funny and sat at his table for 30 mins laughing with him instead of kicking him out after seeing what he was doing . if i read this i would not believe it , it sounds too unbelieveable to be true . he was behind counters later , messing with pizza oven so he worked there too i guess . at least the waiters found it hilarious .
food tasted like it came from a toilet too . worst mexican foor ever , and we like mexican and have eaten it on a dozen + countries . NASTY . tried hard to find this place too , what a letdown . horrible salsa [‘its red sauce sir’] , and the chips/nachos – well we had to ask for chips they said came comp but didnt arrive till we asked , waiter was a moron , it was about as mexican as my white mother . the reviews on this gaff must be fake cos this was horrible. paid , left food , left resaurant . will never go back . urghhhh. when waiter askeed was everything ok we said no , its nasty . he said oh . and left . i mean cold chicken enciladas , enchiladas with small chicken bones in i mean ffs , watery foul bottled sasla [sorry red sauce] , potatos in chinese sauce , stale nachos , cabbage salad , cold veggie burrito , boiled rice . to make it more mexican they threw some green peppers on the side as a token gesture . tasted nasty too . cold food and cold chicken …. yeh right hello toilet . biggest dissapointment so far of our holiday URGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH . and did i say the enchiladas had small bones in them . idiots .
so walked down to beach and went to ‘cocktails and dreams’ . got 2 cocktails that where beyond average . instead took a few cocktails somewhere else on palolem beach [might have been havanna cuba – tyson a cuban guy is barman] . talk about pure spirits no juice , so strong , we where wasted . he said you only need one of my cocktails to be drunk . no kidding . how about 5 ? not exactly authentic cocktails but sure did the trick ! now you know why i dont know where i had been lol . staggered half mile home absolutely rat arsed and happy . nite nite …
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