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Benaulim - Great Introduction to Goan Beach Life

Sun, Sea, Sand and a few Shakes!

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The next morning Adam tried to get some sleep on the top bunk and I sat down and had a good conversation with the American lady Sarah and her daughter Jenny while we watched the changing scenery which became more lush and interspersed with massive rivers. It turned out that we were all heading to the same place, Margoa which houses the main station in Goa and then from there to Benaulim to find some beach tranquillity. Once we arrived we attempted to share a taxi but they wanted to charge silly money so we found a bus and then another bus and then a bit of a walk and we reached the beach of Benaulim. We all went our separate ways and Adam and I went in search of accommodation. After a few places we settled upon Blue Corner and one of their Coco Huts.
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The hut was literally on the beach about 25 metres away from the water, and although the room was pretty basic it was all very clean and there was definitely a certain charm to it. The only downside was the fairly ineffective fan which rotated lethargically and did little to cool us down. Which wasn't much use to Adam who by now was feeling really bad.
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I have to say that over the next few days there is very little for me to actually report, the first couple of days we spent at the beach were generally centred around Adam getting better and a bit of sitting in the sun. Thankfully we didn't have to go far to get fed and watered as the blue corner restaurant was perfect situated and served up great food, the best we have had so far. So we just lazed around and enjoyed a few choc shakes and some pretty nice sunsets.
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Once Adam was beginning to feel better we walked up and down the beach, went in the sea and then went out for a spot of Dolphin watching.
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We did see a few but they were really only glimpses and we felt a bit swindled when we got little over half an hour out on the boat as we were promised an hour.
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That said it was nice to be out on the water and actually doing something. As much as it was great to slow down the pace at the beach and it was a good place for Adam to get better, after three days we had reached our beach limit and needed to move on.

After a short bus ride we are now in Panjim, the capital of Goa and so far it seems like an interesting little place where the influence of the Portuguese colonisation is still evident.

Will let you know how we get on.

Laura & Adam

Posted by LauHot10 07:20 Archived in India Tagged round_the_world

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