goa 04/14 D2 – sunset ashram , turtles , burning the devil , morjim / chapora , katzensuppe club

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today decided to go to sunset ashram in ashvem , 400R cocktails 200R beer keep the tea bag sharers away . its a cracking place , very modern and sitting between ‘bardo’ and ‘marbela beach’ its got a great location . sadly today there was a hitch and there was no music , but 20+ staff and only 7 punters meant we virtually had the whole of the place to ourselves .

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take a visit to the beach club :

‘bardo’ was still open next door and had about 50 people there during the day . see previuos posts for stuff on bardo …[use the search]

looked for turtles nests yesterday but couldnt find any so was lucky enough to find the nests today , freekin buzzing . nobody was about so will have to call back again . determined to see them this time so it will be up here every night for days on end i guess waiting …. and waiting !

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the crows keep a good look out for them im sure !

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the sea is hot compared to xmas it is like bath water – this is morjim beach which was still pretty busy late march

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this sign made me laugh . like anyone takes any notice of anything like this in goa .

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heading back from morjim alongside the chapora river there is a floating bar/lounge moored in the river . a small boat takes you out to it .

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the river was otherwise quiet apart from the odd houseboat and fishermen .

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“he-man crabs” battled on the riverbed . i say ‘he-man’ , because they had one massive strong arm mega claw , and seemed to fight for ‘their hole’ with each other . why only one big claw ? nature is bizarre

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back up to the road past some new neat little cottages – and headed to siolim looking for the site where they would later be burning the devil !!!

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was lucky to see the game with all the power cuts non stop , the worst ever . its continually going off . this is the owner of eatopia praying for the power to come back on … it worked too πŸ˜‰

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so hidden away near a temple in siolim tonight they burnt the devil !! this siolim hotel ‘MANJUNATH HOTEL’ nearby looked as if it needed burning too ha

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after much searching i eventually found the location . it involved a large group of lads who cut a tree down , split into married and unmarried groups , and when it was pitch black the unmarried group went into the forest and hid the tree . the married lads then went off to find it . they had until sunrise to find it . when they found it they dragged it back to the temple area and burnt it ! the tree was massive and they also showed me where last years tree was cut down . its spooky out in the woods in the pitch black . they do this each year at 12 midnight as ‘HOLI DAY’ starts

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another group stayed at the temple and beat the drums , while they turned their backs the kids started practicing . superb !

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afterwards went to waters club in vagator , but it was very quiet

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so instead did the 6am close “katzensuppe club” for some good old tech house ! the club has main indoor club , rooftop terrace , and garden bar with projection screen . nice πŸ˜‰

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takea listen to the music , excellent underground stuff

oh yeh nearly forgot about the frog i rescued from the white throne on my travels !

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