Fatigued but happy.
27.02.2013 - 01.03.2013 33 °C
Not a great thing to kick off a backpacking journey but inevitable. It's not that we are really tired during the day, we just have the sleep patterns at night of an infant. We fall asleep at 8pm, Derek wakes up crying at midnight and needs a snack then both of us need to be drugged to get back to sleep (that's what parents do, right? haha). Thank god for Benedryl... and gravol... and booze. Kidding! (well I was serious about the Benedryl and gravol).
Otherwise, we've been able to take this area in a bit more. We walked about 2kms (not my decision as I am breaking in my sandals and felt like I might need a cart to lug me the rest of the way) towards the 'city' which is adorable. Went to a movie last night, saw 'Zero Dark Thirty' at this incredible cinema with seats that lounged back, assigned seating and even an intermission! Genius!
This morning we walked around looking for something to eat and found out apparently nothing in this area opens until at least 9am but we did check out this little pastry shop. It was so good and the owner was really friendly. His elderly mother sits in the corner while he works and she is Portugese and Goan. The history here is really interesting. He set up a couple chairs and a small table while we had these delicious mushroom and onion pastries, grilled chutney and cheese sandwiches (seriously so good!) and mango juice. (Derek just said, 'it sounds so strange when you write it out like that!')
We just packed up our things and now we're getting ready to head to our next location about 2 hours south of here, a spot called Benaulim which is close to the waterfalls that we wanted to check out. It was kind of sad to leave this area as we walked through the town, the locals kind of 'know us' or at least know we're foreigners and we're friendly. Lots waved goodbye from their balconies or front doors with their children also waving. It was adorable! Amazingly nice people - if only they knew what we were really like... haha.
Off to the next spot!