Keeping ourselves occupied…
After two days of pure laziness we seriously needed to step it up a gear or two. Okay maybe not two, but definitely one at least!
Day 332 – Wednesday 19th April 2017
With just a couple days left in Anjuna and still quite a bit left to do we decided that it’d be a good idea to hire a moped. It took a little longer than expected because we refused to take no for an answer when it came to helmets, but we got there in the end.
Our first stop of the day was Anjuna Flea Market, which is open every Wednesdays during market season (from November until April), where you can purchase almost anything as long as you’re prepared to haggle for a good right price:
Next we crossed the Baga River and travelled ten kilometers south to Calangute Beach, the largest beach in North Goa, which we definitely wouldn’t have been able to visit if we didn’t have any wheels. We walked along the sand for a while, stopped for some lunch at Sea Escape Restaurant, then grabbed a Cool Jamun Slush from Cafe Coffee Day (which was absolutely revolting!) before retreating back to our pool.
For dinner we felt absolutely no shame in ordering Domino’s Pizza, especially after eating Indian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every day since we arrived. It was a nice change, but not one that we plan on getting used to – funnily enough the Indian food out here in India is much better than the Indian food back at home, so we really want to make the most of it!
Day 333 – Thursday 20th April 2017
Today we started with a short walk to Starco Junction to book bus tickets for tomorrow, then spent some time back at our room to get accommodation sorted while snacking on leftover pizza. I mean it’s kind of embarrassing, but realistically we haven’t had a more productive morning in as long as I can remember, how bad is that?
In the afternoon we took a ride to Ozran Beach, then continued to Vagator Beach, before getting lost while looking for Chapora Fort but enjoying the ride anyway:
I think visiting the fort would’ve involved walking too, which (in this heat) didn’t really appeal to either of us.
For dinner we picked a restaurant called Eatopia which was just down the road, shared one meat dish and one vegetarian dish (that must be the influence of Jasmine still rubbing off on us), and really enjoyed it. In fact, it was probably the best food we’ve eaten in Anjuna, and definitely the cheapest too!
In the evening we planned on getting our things together ahead of checking out tomorrow, but jumped straight into bed and didn’t even start. We really need to get moving you know, this laziness thing is starting to take over.