13 Days in Palolem :) Paradise
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Got to Palolem on Sun 13th May. I caught a taxi with a french guy I met on the train, arrived at beach in Palolem and got a lovely beach hut, for, you guessed it 150 rupees.
My days in Palolem were basically spent relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, walking, expolring and hiring mopeds out to see the surrounding area. The second day a couple of uis walked over to the island in Palolem, there are lots of monkeys there and fire ants! On Tuesday, I hired a moped and went to Chaudi, Agunda, and Cabo de Rama - an old spanish/catholic fort.
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I have done quite a bit this week. Arrived on Sunday and spent the day looking around and running down to the sea to take a lot of dips, spent Monday sunbathing also :) I'm still admiring the views when I wake up every morning.
My beach hut is facing the beach, so I take some time to chill out and lie in my hammock just watching the sea.
On Wednesday I hired a moped and drove up and down the coast near Palolem. I saw an old fort called Cabo de Rama, with very beautiful deserted beaches - they remind me of the Bounty adverts! It was great to see all the surrounding villages and towns, and the Goan way of life. There is a huge fishing industry here, and for that reason it is not a poor state. The Portugese in fluence still shows in all the villas and architecture!
Last night I saw the most amazing thing!! At about 1am a group of us were drinking in a bar, and someone came up and asked if we wanted to see something really cool. So we went to the sea and swam about until we were about half way between the beach and the island. It is new moon at the moment so it was very dark - was a bit cautious about the mini adventure.
But it was so worth it! They have a type of bioluminescence organisms called dinoflagellates living in the sea, and when it is disturbed it glows. So when you swim or move your hands or feet under the water the area around you lights up and sparkles like hundreds of little green stars in the water!! It was so amazing to see, I wish I could have taken a photo of it!
Well I'm off to sunbathe, lie under a palm tree and eat a coconut.." Oh I wish i was back there :)
I had decided to stay in Palolem to watch the monsoon sweep in, and boy was it worth the wait! It started off just a couple of showers in the evening, until it just started pouring down! Decided after getting rained on in my beach hut over night it was time to head back up North, and so on Friday 25th, caught the train up to Ahmedabad via Mumbai.