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1. I seem to have a problem in India. Whenever i go to a restaurant and order something, they don't have it. Seriously. I'd say that, on average, once a day I will tell the waiter what I want and he will say "no." Sometimes I will order again and get the same response and be so frustrated I just have to ask, "OK, what do you have?" ...

After Hampi, Jaime and I headed back to Goa. We parted ways with Dani, who went back to Palolem to be with Jess, and made our way to Panaji, the capital of Goa. We arrived ridiculously early in the morning, tired, and had to sit on the street with all our bags for a couple of hours until we could check into a hotel. We spent the first half of the day walking around. Really though, there was hardly anything to do there. So we decided that the next morning we'd head on to Anjuna....

And then, after two months of traveling around India, we finally made it to Goa: Palolem, Goa. Palolem Beach was a nice beach, calm and somewhat quiet. Quiet for India, at least. It was the off-season in Goa, though. And so, many of the beach-front hotels had shut their doors. Many of the shops and restaurants were closing up. The parties were over. The nightlife was dead. The tourists were gone. It was nice all the same but if we were looking for things to do in Palolem, the only answer was go to the beach. Sit around. Pet some cows. But it was a new side...