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I'm in paradise

Wow, wow  and again wow, what an incredible market...and thats from someone who would willingly poke himself in the eye repeatedly rather than go shopping!!! Eight hours in the market and we were still raring to go, bargains I'll give you bargains, did we do well or what????The list of our booty is too long to put here but just a small teaser, 4 pairs of sunnies ranging from raybans to roberto cavalli, chanel and gucci ( obviously real and with real diamonds too ) a bargain at 10 each, two pairs of shorts for me at 120 each, two tops for Ria at 150,  t shirts, ponchos, you name it we've got it!! If you see a new shop near you called Taste of India in a couple of months pop in and say hello!!! Anyway we got loads and all for about thirty squid, happy shoppers ??? Oh yes we are!!

We had a fab day and met some great people, the indian traders were really good fun and bargains were had , there were fortune telling donkeys, wannabees, old hippies and tattooed freaks but everyone was up for a banter especially the donkey ( eeeeorrr, eeeeorrr eeeeoorrways says that!!) What fun!!! Shame about the hippy traders though, their free philosophy obviously ends with their love and spirits as their stores were ridicuously expensive, asking 1600 rupes for things where the windies were asking 100 , oh well their loss, maybe weed is more expensive these days!!!!

Anyway we arrived yesterday after 4 buses and 4 hours, first hitting Margao, then Panji, Mapusa and finally landing in Anjuna, well by then Ria could hardly contain herself ( excitement and wee in equal measures!!) and we hoofed it to the beach , past the skeletal startings of tomorrows market to find a new house, and what a fine specimen too!!! After first discarding LP's pick ( they reckoned 300 rupes, owners reckoned 1000) we moved into Villa L'andres a great place one road back, big room, hot water ( yeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaa!!!!) and a massive patio in front of each room with two sunbeds and an outside fan all for 400 cha chink, multo bargainous!!! Next we had a look at the beach which was ok apart from fat drunken germans, fake cockney accented annoying indian shopkeeps and a fair few chavs but then we headed to the furthest beach south ( a huge 10 min walk) which was really nice, really chilled, nice bars and restaurants.

oh what a beauty!!!
............ and yes a couple of hippies ( real ones too!!!) wearing tiny little string manskins, kinda llike a shoe lace and a couple of walnut shells, oh how we giggled!!!!! Anyway a bit of a swim and a few voddies and monkees and an early night ready for tomorrow, Ria was soooo excited I thought she was going to wet herself !!!!!( water bed????? no thankyou !!!) WOOP WOOP PARP PARP HARDLY ANY SLEEP POOP POOP!!!

After the market we found a fantastic restaurant, Ria had an amazing thai green and I had superb tandorri chicken, what a fab end to a fab day, one of our best here in Windy. We're on the move again tomorrow, not far, somewhaere called Mandarin or something, sounds like a kind of orange anyway.....

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Im in paradise
I'm in paradise
oh what a beauty!!!
oh what a beauty!!!
sweetpea in her element
sweetpea in her element
hey man , thats like cooool!!
hey man , thats like cooool!!
if I wasnt already married!!
if I wasn't already married!!
you have gotta be joking, are thes…
you have gotta be joking, are the…
just dont eat the food!!
just don't eat the food!!
what an arse!!!!!...and is that th…
what an arse!!!!!...and is that t…
hes taking the piss isnt he?????…
he's taking the piss isn't he????…
Anjuna does have a beach
Anjuna does have a beach
maaarrrrrrkkkkkkeeeettttttttt!!!!
maaarrrrrrkkkkkkeeeettttttttt!!!!
another great feed
another great feed
sssssssshhhhhhhhhhh theyll hear us
sssssssshhhhhhhhhhh they'll hear us
im so happy i could dance...oh iam
i'm so happy i could dance...oh iam
bargain hunting  yeah!!!
bargain hunting yeah!!!
you dirty ba****d take that!!
you dirty ba****d take that!!
Anjuna
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