Saturday, March 2, 2013
We arrived in Palolem on a Saturday. Palolem beach is in South Goa and known for it`s more laid back atmosphere compared to the northern beaches. Cocohuts are lined up throughout the whole beach, just 20 meters or so from the ocean. We found the perfect place to settle down for a couple of days, with our own balcony overlooking the Arabian sea. The days are spent sunbathing, swimming, eating lazy lunches and enjoying the best meals with Indian wine in the evening. Random fireworks every night and local fishermen selling fresh fish in the sand really set the mood. Restaurants are required to turn down the music at 11pm, so life is pretty quite and relaxed. A fun way of getting around the noise regulations are silent parties, where everyone dances around with headphones. Palolem with its white sandy beach, coconut forest, great food and cheap prices makes it great place to stay.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
We had been travelling for two days straight and when we finally came to Kudle beach in Gokarna it was like a peace of heaven. We found available huts by the beach. Rudimentary and charming. We enjoyed great food and comfort of this hidden beach and spent two relaxing days here. Sunburn and relaxed we agreed to head on, and took a taxi for a couple of hours to Palolem beach in Goa.
We decided to head for Gokarna and on the way we stopped at Mangalore and Udupi. Heading out of Kochi, we managed to buy unspecified train tickets and ended up spending the night on a sleeper carriage. An exciting adventure! After a 8 hour train trip, we arrived in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night. When we finally arrived in Mangalore in the morning we crashed at a hotel for a couple of hours before heading up north with a private chauffeur who drove us to Gokarna,