I will start off with saying that it takes for ages to upload the damn pictures, here in Arambol, Goa. I arrived yesterday night with the 13 hour Mandovi Express, so I haven't really sorted out the Internet issue.
So, Mumbai... Well I actually stayed at the same place during my stay in Mumbai, since it revealed it self to be a really cool hang out place for travellers. I met a hell of a lot of people the last couple of days actually. There were two hardcore guys that really stood out from the rest.
First out was David, the Hungarian guy that walks the earth basically. He's been walking the last 6 months from Budapest with a little cheating over the Arabian Sea, since he didn't get any Pakistani visa. The guy is somewhat special, he's energy doesn't seem to fade. The hungarian press wrote an article about this guy some months ago, however I can't seem to find it online.
The other guy, Travis is crazy cool in a way. The guy actually wrote a book about hitchhiking freight trains in The States, highly illegal activity over there... He's only been to jail for a couple of days though
Check out his website http://www.asailboat.com.
The train ride was truly brilliant, the views were stunning. I met a young german couple which I eventually ended up in the same hotel with in Arambol. Me and Philip, the german guy did some indian style train surfin'. Good fun, I can tell you!
So here I am in Goa which actually was a Portuguese colony until the sixties . I'm staying in Arambol wich is is up north in Goa. It's really off season so the price level is ridiculous. I'm paying 150 rupees per night for a double room which is about 2,5 euro. I actually found a place next to the beach for 100 rupees, and the standard is better too. A classical win-win situation, thank you! You get really delicious food at the restaurant for about one euro.
Furthermore I met Phil, an English bloke in his mid 50s. We met last time I was in India, down south in Kerala. He runs a hotel and restaurant here in Arambol, the place was closed but the guy was there. Tonight I'm gonna hang out with the locals here.
Big up! / Patrick