I needed one weekend of luxury. One weekend of avoiding Indian food. One weekend to relax and just do things that aren’t touristy, aren’t in the category of world traveler. And, I wasn’t alone.
Please don’t misunderstand, I’m having a fab time and the Goa area is probably really awesome, but that wasn’t the objective. The objective was to have a nice flight, a nice trip to a nice resort and then spend the rest of the time there getting to know some friends King Fisher, Bacardi, and Coca-Cola. And, that’s just what I and small group of interns did.
We flew into Goa on Friday afternoon. The resort picked us up and we made our way 60K south. I know I’ve mentioned the travel before, but damn what a scary trip. It’s not the cattle, the chickens or even people – those things I’ve grown comfortable with – but the large buses and trucks passing on our side of the road around blind curves that caused the concern. Very little now-a-days causes me to grab the ‘oh fark’ handle but it was a like an extension of my hand during most of the trip.
Once there, Alex and I needed to calm our nerves with a few drinks at the bar. The Oxford gang found us a great deal called the Monsoon Package. It included meals, drinks in the evening and was pretty inclusive. Most of our weekend was driven by where the free food or drinks were being served. If you’ve been on a cruise ship, you’ll understand our desire and approach.
Saturday consisted of 9 holes of golf (good little course, only hit into the parking lot once), a nice massage and enjoying the pool side bar. Good times.
On Sunday, a little more food and we then made our way back to the airport for the return flight. Once back in Bangalore, I then hussled to an interview with Infosys Consulting. That, and my upcoming trip to Delhi will be covered sometime in the future. Let’s call it a cliff hanger. :)