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high on life....

Today brings us to Om beach, named after either, 1. the shape of the bay or 2. the first sound out of the discoverers mouth when asked to name it, not sure which is true but i'm inclined to think the first one!!!!

Anyway, Om is a fantastic place , a beautiful bay, turquoise waters, and a very relaxing atmosphere - maybe something to do with the cloud of grass hanging over the beach from the groups of stoners dotted all over the place!!!  You can almost hear them humming the words to 'I WANNA BE A HIPPY AND I WANNA BE ONE NOW!!!!' I loved the Young Ones and Neil was my favourite character but some of these wannabe's sauntering around with a fat unlit spliff in their mouths are a bit sad!!!!!

As we had a hectic day of travelling yesterday and arrived pretty late we didn't really have time to check out any of the beach areas and just checked into LP's top pick - Nameste - and to be fair it's nice, good food, very relaxed atmosphere ( herb me up buttercup !!!!!) and reasonable rooms.

and a little rum....
Now however it was time to scout around and we had a good look at Om before taking the steep twenty minute hill climb over to Kudley Beach to look there.

We immediately liked it at Kudley, the bay is bigger, the accomadation nice and relaxed and there didn't seem to be quite as much posturing going on!!!! So back to Nameste to collect our bags then once again over the hill ( God our baby cows are killing!!) to our new home Sheva Prasad - run by an aging hippy, none of that fake stuff here!!!, no this is the real mackoy, I don't even want to think how many trees she's hugged or how much free love she's dished out!!!! 

In the last few days we've had agreat time, we've climbed over the next hill and been to Gokarna Town, revisited Om, refilled our alcoho supplies ( it's getting cheaper Chris, 2 squid a bottle of voddie and about 1.

and a little vodka!!!
50 a bottle of old (harry) monk rum!!), and generally lazed around . We even found time to get our first hangover of the trip amazingly, due to an early sunset start on the booze, a real romantic honeymoon moment!!! Not a bad excuse for getting rip roaring i'm sure you'll agree!!!

There's a strange mix of people here - chav's, ageing hippies, wannabe plastic hippies, stoners, a few middle aged tourists- all of them sucking on the herb - and us, not fitting into any of the catergories, just having a wicked time !!! It's time to move again tomorrow, the last leg of our Windibum adventure - Goa here we come, Kudley beach and Om you were great we loved you!!!

chrisshawyer says:
2 squid for voddie! so for the price of 2 pints of cider in The dirty Whore i could buy 3 bottle of vodie and have 20p - about 17rupees - in change. That's it I'm goin I'm definitely f....... goin man. (stifles laugh) You dig it the most, man!
Posted on: Nov 13, 2008
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high on life....
high on life....
and a little rum....
and a little rum....
and a little vodka!!!
and a little vodka!!!
peepo!!!
peepo!!!
yum yum pizzaaaaaaaaaa
yum yum pizzaaaaaaaaaa
OM
OM
over the hill and a great way away…
over the hill and a great way awa…
niiiiiccccceeeeee
niiiiiccccceeeeee
ummmmmmmmmmmm
ummmmmmmmmmmm
yah yah splendisimo
yah yah splendisimo
Kudlie beach
Kudlie beach
you godda be,so macho...
you godda be,so macho...
Gokarna
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