Today it is 17th of October 2012. Supposedly we should be on a plane back to Madrid at this very same moment… but instead we are somewhere between Argentina and Bolivia on our way to Tupiza. For those of you who don’t know it yet, we have extended our trip until Christmas so we can have some time to taste South America.
I can’t believe it’s been a year since the day we started this trip. We didn’t really know what we would find on the way, or if we would enjoy being on the move for so long. Time has gone so fast… too fast I would say! It has been a year full of adventures, we have visited incredible and unique places and we have met so many wonderful people along the way. In this 12 months we have learnt so much from life, from other cultures and also from ourselves that we will never regret the decision we made one year ago.
It’s been very difficult to put an end date to the trip of our lives. One part of us wants to keep travelling forever but the other part is looking forward to reuniting with our family and friends. With tears in our eyes we bought the tickets back home and we will be flying to Madrid on the 21st of December. Until then we will make the most of our time in Bolivia and Peru. See you at Christmas!
Happy one year of travels bixo y loca!
After our hectic month traveling around India it was time to head towards the south to start our Xmas holidays (yes, I’m calling it holidays!). When we were planning our trip, both of us dreamed about the possibility of spending Xmas at the beach, so we organized our itinerary in a way that would make it possible. Palolem was the chosen destination!
On the night of the 21st of December we caught in Mumbay the train that was going to take us all the way to Madgaon (Goa). In the morning of the 22nd we arrived to Madgaon, but our destination was still a good few km away, so we took a pre-paid taxi to Palolem (around 800 INR). Taking a taxi might sound a little bit posh when traveling low cost, but we were tired and it was by far the easiest option to get to the beach. During the hour long taxi ride we were able to perceive the influence the Portuguese had in Goa, which was Portuguese until 1961, the architecture was colonial and we spotted many churches.
Finding accommodation in Palolem was easy peasy, just ten minutes after getting there we already had our hut at the beach. Not super fancy, but perfect for a few days. We were a bit worried about not having booked anything in advanced, Xmas is high season and we thought everything would be almost fully booked, but there were tons of beach huts and we had no problems at all. So after settling in and with our swimming suits on we went to explore the beach and its surroundings.