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Goin' to Goa

A Much-Needed Vacation

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That's right, Laura and I are taking off and getting out of town. This weekend is Diwali, the biggest holiday on the Indian calender. It's sort of like Christmas in that everyone gets off from work, every office is closed, and the prime thing to do is to go home and be with family (unless you're Jewish, in which case you go to the movies and the casino like my Nana). But it's Christmas with a dash of New Years thrown in, since everyone is constantly lighting fireworks and firecrackers (bursting crackers, as they call it) and a pinch of Channukah, since it's known as the "Festival of Lights" (I'd call them copycats but Hinduism came first) and people hang lanterns outside their homes. Regardless, the important aspect is that nobody is working, which includes me!

So early tomorrow morning we are hopping a flight to Goa and staying in a cottage on the beach for the next 3 nights before taking an overnight bus home on Monday. If you want to be jealous, do a Google image search for "Palolem Beach, Goa" and imagine Laura and I sitting there sipping cocktails and watching the sunset. Not that I'm bragging or anything. Now that I've built it up, I certainly hope it's a good weekend, and worry not because I'm sure Laura will send more pictures than you ever wanted to see when we return. So until then, enjoy your weekend and hope that we get good weather!

Posted by djreidy 17:31 Archived in India Tagged backpacking

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What? Laura sending more photos than we could ever possibly look through? Never...

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