Thanks for that Sanjay, the only long haul we have done is thailand where despite it being cheap as chips we spent all fifteen hundred quid!! We did tons of trips though but through the reps as the taxis were only for short trips. Will definitely try using a tazi and doing it ourselves. Would you advise using a taxi from the airport instead of waiting around for the coach transfer? I love to shop...what sort of local goods can you buy in Goa?? Are there the usual stalls selling watches etc for my hubby?? Thanks for all your help, so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!