Well it is our last day together today, I am taking five minutes to post that we have had an amazing time, but as always we prepare to say good-bye to each other! Janet and Andy will return to the UK and we will continue our travels before heading back to Australia.
It has been an amazing time here in Goa, we have seen and experienced so much together, we have reflected on the fact that we have had so many experiences as a group even though for the past almost 12 years we have lived on the opposite side of the world!
We have had another day on the beach, we hired boogie boards and had fun in the sea and we are now preparing for a big night at Domnicks Beach Shack tonight! Some reflections on Goa I think is apt as we end out time here.
Great place to visit, but I would have to say unless you love lazing on the beach (or you are sharing with friends from across the world) a week would be enough. The South is far quieter than the north and I think we would avoid north at all costs, although Anjuna markets and some other sights that lay more towards the North are definitely worth it.
Accommodation wise, ours has been good, there is te matter of hot water which needs to be ordered, there is a window and it can sometimes be so hot that you still cannot shower in warm water – but this is India, tourist spot or not, the reality is it is India! Again I would say to anyone, why are you going to India, if you aren’t prepared to laugh at some of the disruptions stay away!!!
We have met some amazing people, we have listened to stories and shared time, I would suggest a very powerful and enriching experience. The people are amazing, yes the hawkers will try and sell you things at inflated prices but that comes out of necessity, the people are honest, caring and genuine. If you are not in love with India by the time you leave the place i reckon chances are you never will be!
Back to our final night, it never gets easier to say good bye to friends, even though we know we will be back together again in another year or so, or whenever it may be. The reality is when we share our lives with others it will always be painful when we part, but our lives are always enriched with love and memories of the great time that we have shared.
I know Janet and Andy will read this when they get home so to you both we say “we love you and look forward to our next adventure!”
Speak to you all from Delhi!