Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Friends

Yesterday, Dan and I woke up and realized we needed to figure out our next move. We made a plan for the day and luckily stuck to it. We met with a travel agent and booked out train tickets. I had a mix of emotions during that hour. I was glad, mad, sad, frustrated, and happy all taking place within an hour. Booking trains in india is not the easiest thing, especially trying to do it with my lax counter part. Not to worry the trains are booked.

We enjoyed a nice breakfast and then headed home to do some laundry. I did my first load of handwashing. I have to say my clothes are very clean and smelling great. If you'd like to hire me we can talk about a price. Morning time, I give you good price (something that I hear every day). After out clothes were washed we hung them to dry and played with our guest's house son, Brydon who is two.

Realizing it was going to be our last full day in Palolem, we headed to a secluded beach we found the previous day. We found a nice relaxing spot, away from all the merchants, and commotion. I sat and read my book, while Dan played Solitaire and just watched the peacefulness of our surroundings. Obviously, that put me right to sleep. I woke up and I was PINK. No i dont mean the Victoria Secret Line. It wasnt remotely close to being sexy.

We didnt bring any electronics with us, so we had no way of knowing the time. The sun looked low enough to be past five. Why five? Well after talking with my new friends, the girls selling jewelry on the beach, i knew they were done at five everday. Ok so you caught me, I was trying to get out of the hustle and bustle of haggling. We were right in front of our hut and out pops Gita and Sunny. "Hi friend, You look today?" Dan sat there with a smile on his face. Of course he could smile, it wasnt him that there were after. After two days of saying no, i finally said yes.

They started bringing out of of their items for sale. I said hold on, I want two things, earrings and a pedicure. So i ran to my room and grabbed the nail polish that I had brought with me. Painting your toes in the sand.. not a great idea. I walked away with a little more than a pair of earrings. But it was all in good fun. After Sunny painted my toes, Gita said i love your nail polish. So i proceeded to paint her nails and then gave them the polish as a gift. When we were through we said our goodbyes. Walking away Dan said, you just made their day. I replied, no they made mine.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Meg and Danny. Your trip looks incredible! We can't wait to see you. Are you anywhere near Kerala? There was a deadly stampede there yesterday. Happy Trails and be safe! John, Jennifer, Foster, Brianna and Nolan.