This was a wonderful day full of animals and music. The photos below give some more details of today’s highlights.
My training partner on the morning beach
When I returned to the hut from the beach, I discovered someone else had moved into my room.
I tried to chase the kitty out of the room.
She pretended to calm down.
But then squeezed under the door into the room again and occupied the bathroom. I let her stay there.
Rocks at Kalacha beach in the morning.
Went out for a walk in town. In the photo: the main strain of Arambol.
Fruit stall with very tasty fruit
Snack shop with cute graffiti
St Carmel Church
St Carmel High School
Money, money, money. A queue of foreign tourists at the ATM.
“Where is the seller? I need to buy stuff!”
After a walk in town I returned to the main beach and headed southwards. The beach is very long in this direction.
There are many Russian-speaking tourists in Arambol. Many restaurants and shops along the beach use Russian language.
Today I finally met someone playing the guitar. This is Raman from Belarus. He is a guitarist, a professional paraglider, and he lives in the jungle nearby. There are two funny parts about this nice semi-acoustic guitar: it has first string missing; and it is a Givson (with ‘v’), and Indian remake of the famous Gibson brand. Raman told many many musicians go out to ply on the main beach at sunset.
I’ve been desperately looking for a bar to do pull-ups. This is the only I saw, though this is a tourist attraction. The idea is if you can hang for 2 minutes, you get 1000 rupees. If you fail, you pay 100. A very smart game :). I haven’t seen anyone win. I think it’s almost impossible as the bar is not fixed, it’s rotating.
There were indeed lots of musicians south off the main beach. I was surprised how the mainstream tourist beach in the daytime transformed into a variety of musical sounds at night. In the photo: man playing a headpan with a very melodical sound.
This guitar had one string missing too 🙂
Looks like disco, right? Every evening there are drummers here who play their instruments, and people dance.
People are playing and singing together.