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Arriving in Arambol. L'arrivee a Arambol.

sunny 32 °C
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Sooo, we arrived in Dabolim airport at 4pm on sunday (the 21st) and were hit by a wave of heat (not easy to go from -1 degree to 32). After fighting our way passed dozens of insisting taxi drivers, we found our guy Dominic and jumped in his 20 year old car (with no seat belt).
Doooonc, nous sommes arrives a l'aeroport de Dabolim le dimanche (21) a 16h et furent de suite frappes par une enorme vague de chaleur (pas facile de passer de - 1 a 32 degres!). Apres avoir fraye notre chemin parni des dizaines de chauffeurs de taxi (tres!) insistants, nous avons enfin trouve notre homme, Dominique, et sommes montes dans sa voiture vieille de 20 ans (pas de ceinture de securite).

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As it is often pictured, indian traffic IS crazy! Cars leaving 10 centimeters between each, hundreds of motorbikes carrying 1, 2, 3 and even 4 people (all the family! From granny to baby!), and constant beeping of horns...
Comme c'est souvent depeint, le traffic indien est completement FOU! Les voitures se collent a 10 centimetres les unes des autres; les motos defilent par centaines, transportant 1, 2, 3 ou meme 4 personnes (toute la famille y passe! De la grand-mere au bebe!); et les klaxons creent un bruit incessant de "biiiip, bip, biiiiiiip"...

1 hour and a half and 974 rupees (65 rupees = 1euro) later, we arrived at Arambol and easily found our guest room. The room is simple, but has everything we need.
Unhe heure et demi et 974 roupies plus tard (65 roupies = 1 euro), nous arrivons a Arambol et trouvons facilement notre "hotel". La chambre est simple mais a tout ce dont nous avons besoin.
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We settled in with a 15 hour sleep which shook the jet lag.
Nous avons dormi 15 heures la premiere nuit! De quoi rattraper le "jet lag".

Posted by g-c 15:15 Archived in India Tagged backpacking Comments (1)

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