Day 3 (Tuesday 10-03-09)
Had breakfast at hotel, Aloo Parathe with mango pickle & natural yoghurt (very nice). Some guests have brought there own cornflakes all the way to India with them. I wonder if they have brought tins of proper mushy peas as well.
After breakfast Rocky picked us up in his taxi and took us to Ashwem beach. The place is absolutely beautiful and vey quiet compared to Candolim. There is nobody selling goods on the beach and the sea seems to be a little calmer. We had been dropped off at Lovely Jubbly Shack as it was convenient for the car park, so we decided to give it a go.
We both decided to lie on the sunbeds with a bit of shade and just lounge about all day. I had a few forays into the sea but stayed quite sensible as there is still a strong undercurrent ready to whisk you out.
Weather was rally really hot despite the strong breeze.
Glinys decided to have a massage, I declined the offer even though the bed at the hotel was like a slab of granite and gave me a stiff back when I woke in the morning. Asked to see a menu and decided to order some lunch, although everything was priced I noticed that the calamari wasn’t but ordered some anyway.
Lovely Jubbly Shack
2 Sunbeds - 100
2 Lime soda - 50
1 Calamari – 275
1 Prawn Biryani – 120
1 Aloo Gobi – 100
1 Garlic Naan – 45
2 Water (1ltr bottles) – 50
2 large Kingfisher – 160
Total Price Rs 900 – very good food but 4 out of 10 (Calamari rip off)
Food was really good but when I got the bill the calamari had been priced at 275 rps which is way over the top compared to other shacks.
I had asked the price when I ordered but he did not reply and changed the subject. So the lesson is to make sure you get a price.
Rocky came to pick us up at about 5 o’clock & we headed back to Candolim. Stopped to watch a local football match at the football ground, standard wasn’t great but quite a large crowd were enjoying it.
Went to chemists & got some rehydration salts as advised by one of the ex pats at the hotel. They are terrible to take but apparently we do need to take 1 a day. Had a nap at the hotel and then back out to dinner at about 9 o’clock. Went to the Curry House in Candolim beach road, which is one of the restaurants on my list as recommended by fellow tripadvisors. Location and ambience of the Curry House is fabulous with a great view of the street below. However we weren’t too impressed with the food as my wife ordered a plain cooked steak, which when it came had been cooked in garlic and herbs.
Curry House (Candolim beach rd.)
2 lge Kingfisher - 140
1 Red curry fishcakes – 160
1 Goan prawn curry – 190
1 Beef steak – 250
1 Plain rice – 60
1 Spring onion Garlic Naan – 50 (lovely)
1 Water (1ltr bottles) – 25
2 large Kingfisher – 160
Total Price Rs 875 – okay food 5 out of 10