Tanned & Back

5 day of cycling within Goa organised by Youth Hostel Association of India, Goa. We were provided Merida cycles. And the route was
Day 1: Panjim – Asolna. via Dona Paula, Velaso, Colva, Benaulim, Mobor. Cycle around 25+kms along the beach on the sands.
Day 2: Asolna – Netravali. Heavy traffic due to trucks carrying sand. Sand mining is a big industry out there.
Day 3: Netravali – DoodhSagar. Tough terrain. Rocks, water, mud, sand.
Day 4: Doodsagar – Bondla. Toughest day. Tough climb up to Bondla, but did it pedalling all through.
Day 5: Bondla – Panjim. Attack by honey bees, lucky escape for me and few others. But most were stung.

2 days later we (bro & myself) were doing Beach trek. Gokarna – Kudle – Om – Half moon – Paradise – Bada. From Paradise to Bada there is no route thru mountains. You need to reach Tadir, take a ferry to Agnashi and then either walk all the way to Bada or take a bus. Bada beach was fun with the beach practically empty except for 5 other localites. There are no shops in this beach.

Next day till 1st Jan 2009 for about 4 days, we were in Benaulim, Goa. Got a nice accomodation in Caphina cottages for Rs.450/- a day. Rs.50/- additional for television.

2nd Jan back in Bangalore with a very bad cold, slightly feverish & complete tanned face.

Detailed post and photos to follow soon.


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