Saturday 9 January: Train arrived in Margao late, so autorickshaw to Metropolitan Park bus stand for local bus to Benaulim beach and a night at Rosario's Inn. Joined forces with American student Kaveh who I first met in Aurangabad Youth Hostel then again at Mumbai train station. Originally from Alabama, he's in India on a six week break from a language course in Tajikistan.
Sunday 10: Moved further south to a beach shack in Palolem, full of backpackers and stalls selling tourist trivia. Relaxing beach, good sea food and reasonably priced Kingfisher Strong - India's tastiest beer so far. Also, bacon breakfasts, Marmite, fish and chips, English football on TV (postponed due to bad weather!) and a dish I've not seen on a menu for years - Lancashire hotpot.
Photos of Benaulim and Palolem.
Thursday 14: Back to Rosario's to catch Friday's 8:00 am Howrah Express from Margao to Hospet for Hampi.