Goa Memoires: Day 3

We had decided to head to Palolem the previous day. It was about 60 kms away from Calangute. I woke up early to tend to the tattoo and then woke them up too. We left the room at sometime about 9:30. We had breakfast in a restaurant by the name Maria or something. The owner of the restaurant spoke a lot of languages including some very good Telugu, French and what I thought was German.

We started for Palolem at sometime about 11:00 A.M. Halfway to Palolem, we stopped to have refreshments. The guy there told us that Miramar was the best beach in Goa and that it was about 2 kms away. It turned out to be 7 kms away and there were no shacks there. A completely unremarkable beach that wasn’t crowded. The sun was blazing and we were hungry so we went straight to a restaurant on the beach. The guy there was serving Kingfisher beer for 24 rs. We had a bottle each along with some food.

It was around 2:30 when we left the restaurant. We couldn’t go to Palolem as we didn’t have time. We decided to go to Baina beach which was supposed to be famous for prostitutes. The beach was 25 kms away and was right next to the Vasco port. We reached the beach at around 4:00 P.M. It was a decent beach, not very clean but atleast not crowded. We sat there for an hour, each of us lost in our own thoughts. The fact that the holiday was coming to an end was at the top of my mind. We discussed the possibility if going to Bankok in the summer, or next year.

We left the beach at around 5:30 P.M. We planned to return the bikes in Panaji and head for Calangute from there. We reached Panaji at 7:00 P.M and returned the bikes. We took an auto from Panaji to Calangute. We stopped in the middle of Calangute to buy booze and walked to the room from there.

After reaching the room, we got a little fresh and went to Calangute beach just like the previous day. Drank beer. We were tired but still started the discussion about the usefulness of society and the restrictions it puts on an individuals actions. We slowly got up and walked to our room at about 10:30 P.M. Upon reaching the room, we sat on the wall opposite our place and sat there drinking beer and smoking for a while. I then went to the room and slept off as I had to get up early the next day.

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