Thursday, February 05, 2009

Beach Bum

Beach Bum (n): A condition whereby the sufferer has a white rear-end, when compared to the rest of their tanned body.

Still in Varkala, leaving sometime tomorrow. Trying to arrange a backwater boat trip, but not sure which option to take. We need to be at Cochin station, to get our train to Goa at 10ish at night. There are numerous ways in which we can get there, so we need to balance time, money, and what Samantha wants.

It's been nice just chilling out here for a few days. But I feel ready to move on to the next part of the journey. Goa is now in my sights. Meeting with friends and family. Having a big dinner together, hanging-out together, just doing stuff as a larger group. And obviously the lead-up to the wedding.

We have to meet up with our wedding planner, finalise the arrangements. Then there are dresses and suits to get made, as well as a ring to source. Hell! That's going to take a while, with Samantha being so bloody picky! (joking my love.) But in all seriousness, I am ready now to start getting on with that stuff, don't want a last minute rush, as most things we do usually are.

Like I say, I've enjoyed Varkala. The beach is nice (today we are checking out the black beach), the water is warm, the people friendly. The other tourists and travelers are a good mix of people from all places and all walks of life. So not too much of the hippy-drippy gap-year bullshit, as that is tempered with 50+ Germans on a resort package deal. There do seem to be a lot of Germans here, disproportionate to the other nationalities. Anyway, we'll see what we get in Goa. Probably more package deal people, and more gap-year students traveling on mummy and daddy's credit card.


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