Monday, August 31, 2009

Our Trip to Goa August 14-17 2009

Steven had a day off from work so we decided we wanted to go to Goa. Goa is only about 248 miles from Kochi. We found out that there are no more direct flights from Kochi to Goa. We looked in to going by train and it took twice as long. So we decided to go anyway by plane. Our flight left at 9:30 at night getting us in to Mumbai at 11:00. We walked around and tried to get in to the comfy area known as the Crown Club at home but they were closed. There were no places to sit, it was unbelievable! We finally found a small area next to a snack counter and we tried to make ourselves more comfortable along with all of the roaches crawling around our feet!
Our place left at 5:00 AM for Goa which was a 1 hour flight. We arrived in Goa at 6:00 A.M. and our hotel was not there to pick us up. We talked with a airport hostess which called our hotel and said they would be there in 1 1/2 hours. We paid Rs. 500 for a taxi. Our hotel was pretty nice. We were so tired and slept until late afternoon and had a wonderful dinner at one of the restaurants at the hotel. The next day we had our tours
which were Dona Paul Cliff, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, The Shiva Temple of Shri Mangesh Shiva Temple
and Fort Aquada & Lighthouse. We tried to find the Hash House Harrier's supposedly local hang the owner said they were there once. I guess the Goa HHH doesn't update their website. However, we did make 3 new friends there at Harry's Bar. Flying back to Kochi was easier, making it about a 4 hour trip. The plane made 2 stops but we didn't get off the plane. It was a short and sweet trip. We really like Goa and want to go back however on a different flight getting there.

Here is a link to the rest of our Goa pictures:


Alan Swann said...

I am traveling to Kochi for a meeting on September 25-27 and enjoyed your blog. You mentioned Hash House harriers. Can you give me any free advice about places to run in Kochi, or whether there is a local running group that one could run with?
(I hope the naivite of this question doesn't make you suffocate from laughing)
Alan Swann
Houston, TX (so humidity is no big deal)

Angela said...

Man!!! I can't believe an American was in town and we missed him! I need to check our blog more!!