Incredible India: Arambol (Day 4)

This was a wonderful day full of animals and music. The photos below give some more details of today’s highlights.

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My training partner on the morning beach

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When I returned to the hut from the beach, I discovered someone else had moved into my room.

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I tried to chase the kitty out of the room.

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She pretended to calm down.

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But then squeezed under the door into the room again and occupied the bathroom. I let her stay there. 

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Rocks at Kalacha beach in the morning.

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Went out for a walk in town. In the photo: the main strain of Arambol.

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Fruit stall with very tasty fruit

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Snack shop with cute graffiti

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St Carmel Church

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St Carmel High School

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Money, money, money. A queue of foreign tourists at the ATM. 

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“Where is the seller? I need to buy stuff!”

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After a walk in town I returned to the main beach and headed southwards. The beach is very long in this direction.

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Beach yoga

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There are many Russian-speaking tourists in Arambol. Many restaurants and shops along the beach use Russian language.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This guitar had one string missing too 🙂

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Looks like disco, right? Every evening there are drummers here who play their instruments, and people dance.

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People are playing and singing together.

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