LondonGel phoned me today for a gossip. They are having a great time in Betalbatim, having headed up north at the weekend for the shopping frenzy of Calangute (where she got me a few bags!) & a trip to an optician there.
She said it seems quieter there than usual and the tourist trade people are blaming the visa situation. However, every year the tourist traders all bemoan the fact that it is quiet and all seem to offer up some reasons why - in fact, I don't recall any of them ever saying it was busy or business was good (other than the larger than life Edwin who runs the Goan Village & Sao Domingo's, but that man was born a happy optimist!).Edited: 14 December 2010, 22:01