So we said our sad goodbyes to Palolem beach and our palace 'Salam' at Ciarens camp today, and with our packs packed once again we hit the road to our next destination.
After our free breakfast, one last wifi steal and a few trips to the loo (seems I've copped the belly bug native to this country) we hopped in a tuc tuc and stopped by the 'German bakery'. This was a "must see" in our lonely planet book, it was nice but after spending 5 days in snoob-ville I didn't see what the fuss was about.. Time to come back down to filthy earth of real India! The bakery was owned by nepalese family, who were really friendly and excited to hear we would be traveling over there. Made me more excited to get over there in may! After a lassi (in hope of mending my gut!) and a snack we head back to the beach for one last swim. A much needed swim for Kelly I might add. The whole trip Kell has been reminding me to watch where I walk, as there is animal poo everywhere. We were walking just the other day on the beach and Kell once again reminded me to watch out for the pile in front of me. She then stated she would need to go home if she stepped in any. For anyone who knows Kelly and her showering habits this statement is very believable.. Anyway, walking back to camp trying to undo our seals on water bottles, and I notice Kell stops walking, followed by a moment silence then a "what the fu#%!?" I look down and see Kell ankle deep in the thickest, freshest cow poo. I fumble for my warm water bottle (don't wanna waste the cold stuff no matter how much I love her) in fits of laughter, which proves to be difficult. Luckily a lady watering her garden, kindly offers her hose. Cleaned up we kept walking, Kelly only lifting her eyes off the ground to grease off any potential suspect cow. I still laugh when I think of it now.
The taxi ride to our next stop Majorda (where our volunteer program is) was the pits. Windy roads, with a sick gut and the crazy driving was a task, but we arrived to 'Jes' guest house' in one piece. All the houses here are painted in bright colors, we are in a nice green one with a bright yellow room, so if you had any doubt about being happy you better leave it at the gate! We decided to get take away and veg out in our room with the newly found English speaking tv Chanel. All was going well until we realized we forgot forks. Take away is put in foil bags here, so we had to improvise, I opted for picking my noodles up by hand while Kelly just poured her rice into her mouth. Roughing it. We'll be here over Easter and then off to volunteer camp on the 1st, after promising all the shop owners on the way down to dinner that we would be into visit, I'm sure we'll have plenty to keep us busy