Had 2ft snow 2nd & 3rd Dec. was worried we wouldnt get to airport.Anyway the taxi ride down to Manchester found the M62 clear, a different world. When we arrived at Manchester for our 4.30dep. with Qatar, there was freezing fog,so they had to de ice the plane, which made us 45mins late dep. The flight was great to Doha, 2hr wait then on to Dabolin. The next plane was small, and people had probs. getting to the loos which were only at the back, and the isle was full of trollies del. food!! Anyway we landed 30 mins. late and the airport was empty, straight through and into Taxi, after only 30mins. They wanted 900R with it being 4am, but we said no we will give you 700r and walked away, they said okay 900R on reciept but give taxi 700R, So he got 750R --50R tip! We arrived at Ticlo about 6ish, went straight to room (booked it from prev night) so we could get a sleep. Gotupat 9.30 went for brekky, and said hi to all the staff we knew from last year, Alsdo met a few couples from last year. We decided to go and get Indian sim sorted for phone(so glad we got that done)! and get hydrating satchets and room plug inns & odomos. Saidwe could wait for tomoz. togo to beach! We had a lazy day people watching eating & drinking at various bars, had an evening meal in hotel, and an early night.
Woke at 8am next morning and had to waken Jimmy ( was unusual) He woke up sweating the bed was absolutely soaking, thought nothing of it and he had a shower. We went down for brekky, but after 5mins Jimmy went back upstairs. I thought thats funny he never said why, so i followed him, when i got there he was vomiting and sweating profusely, then he went grey and said his arms were like lead, so i checked hi pulse-very weak, so went to ask reception to phone Dr. When Dr, arrived he said hed had heart atack and will be admitted to Campo hosp. in Panjim. What a shocki had I was in a state of panic going all that way for this to Happen OMG. He was there 3days, then they decided to trans. him to heart hosp. in Margoa, for Angiograph, 2hrs away!The hosp. and staff were fantastic, in ICU there was a nurse for every patient, i felt in the way, so i travelled the 2hrs every day to visit. At least i could have a rest in the hotel. In the end he needed to have a stent put in the blocked artery, so he was a very lucky chap, and they saved his life literally! He was a week in that hospital, then allowed back to hotel. We were lucky to have booked for 10wks. so at least he could recover in the sun for rest of hols.
I have never used a mobile, and hadnt a clue what to do, but the lads on reception helped me out and got me top ups when needed, they were absolutely wonderful and so were all the staff, i cant thank them enough.
At last we started our hols &We got to go down to the beach our 2nd week in a tuck tuck to the CSM rd. so he hadnt far to walk to Bonnies shack and Big Banana. He could now start his convelescence on the beach wher it was warm, and not freezing like in England!!!! We nerver got to go to any of the markets, but theres always next time!!
In Jan. we had booked from home to go for a week down south with a couple we met a few years ago. We stayedin the Mobor Beach in Canvossolim. We loved it, a lot cleaner and quiter than the north, and the beaches was nice and quiet. We enjoyed ate in a few diff resturants, then on 3rd day i was confined to my room for 2days with the trots! I couldnt believe we went all that way for me to get ill. Soo we mist out on Bettys boat trip, which i was looking forward to going on. I think a week was longing enough to stay, was nice to get back to reality!! But everyone is diff. Another thing is evry thing goes quiet at 11pm (beddy time) no good for me im a night rake!! We will def. go there again for a week if we go back to GOa This year. Jimmy isnt quite sure yet if he wants to, but ime sure he will change his mind in time.
We enjoyed about 6 Sundays at Jamalaya, nice to meet Tom & all the rest from last year. They were all concerned for us and offered to help in anyway, which was good knowing we had someone on hand to talk to, Thank you all very much. Was dissappointed we missed all you T.As on the 12th, was looking forward to seeing you all again! just shows you dont know whats round the corner!
All in all we enjoyed our 10wks.()apart from what happened),and the time went by so quickly, i am so glad that we did it, and wont let it put us off going again. Regards Sheila & Jimmy x