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Monsoon Arambol

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I start to feel at home here in Arambol. Since there are so little tourists here, everyone seems to know everyone. There's been quite a few parties, nothing big of course, with the guys here. A lot of Israelis here as well as British, Spanish and French people. Today I met the first two Swedes on the trip. They looked a bit "beaten up" in some weird manner.

The monsoon season is really enjoyable, even the "three showers a day" is a good relief from the heat. The best thing however are all the colors the monsoon brings, everything is so green and healthy. If you can stand the showers, it's a great time to visit Goa.

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Another good thing of visiting the beaches of Goa at this time of year is the price level. I now pay 100 rs (1.5 euro) for a room by the beach, I also rented a scooter for 150 rs per day. Not bad, ey? Of all the people I've met that has been in other parts of Goa, they all say the same: Arambol is really cheap and there is some people here at least, the contrary with many other goan beaches.

One thing that has been bothering me for quite a while now is the advertisement you get to your phone. I got an Indian sim card in Mumbai and ever since the operator keeps calling me. When I pick up the phone, there's just a stupid advertisement song in hindi. This happens at least four times a day. This however is not all! If it wasn't enough with those calls you rush to pick up and there's no one there, they send you text messages. Five times a day you get stuff like: "Dahi ki Handi Barish ka fuhar Makhan churane aaye Nandlal Mubarak ho aapko janmastami ka tyohar Happy Janamastami". For free? No! Since I'm out of Mumbai I pay a roaming charge. In India you pay roaming between states. Imagine if it bothers you! :)

So it seems that I'm gonna be here for a while, with those words here is the cliff side of Arambol:

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Looks pretty scary, doesn't it? :)

Posted by Patrick_K 05:37 Archived in India

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Fantastiska bilder Patrick! Jag ser fram emot att se flera sådana (inkl. bilder på dig själv).

Många varma hälsningar och en bamsekram
från Pipi & CO

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