TODAY WAS NUTS ! today is a festival day called ‘holi day’ . at midnight last night we kick started it burning the devil [see yesterdays blog post] . but today it started proper . its also referred to as the festival of colours – its one big crazy paint party ! from early in the morning till night everyone gets covered in paint , there is no escape and it can carry on for a few days after too at any given moment . the foreign anti paint moaners about indian festivals can sometimes be tiresome so they usually stay on their hotel balconies huddled round their fans moaning . and sharing tea bags . and cheese LMFAO . meanwhile the paint is supplied in powdered form in bags by people on the streets and the beach and chaos is the norm for the day . if you reach your paint limit and start looking muddy purple a quick dip in the sea cleans you off so you can start again as a new colour . even from 10am Anjuna for example was going crazy and people partying with music blasting , drink flowing , singing in the streets and some extreme partying especially from the Indians – they don’t half go for it in their brown underpants 😉 its a fun day and night , participation is expected and it resembles coloured warfare . there is no escape . beaches shacks clubs streets cars shops bikes everywhere …
these are the bags of powder you buy
and it carries on at night in the clubs too
this is hill top club [hilltop] vagator , a famous trance club in goa
as the day progressed there was little pockets of calm , like this peacock running for cover near hilltop
these sunflowers being dried for eating
a dog owner with his arm strapped up , and his dog with its leg strapped LOL
some food at shore bar anjuna
that evening mr wolf had said chicken cafrael gets no better than crazy crabs in arpora . went to crazy crabs and they had no cafrael but i chose an alternative and xacuti was good . also had lemon rice and massala papad . all extra spicy please 😉
leaving crazy crabs took a visit to the temple which was putting out some interesting music , with a guy banging the bells non stop for several minutes , it was awesome . the temple was cool too
and back to hill top after that for more partying !
hilltop free party was absolutely one the the most extreme messy things I’ve ever witnessed . paint mixed up red green blue etc had turned people a muddy purple colour !