Hangover – ย pt 2 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

So yesterday was a hungover blur and with only two days left totally waste of a day! 

We went to the high brunch at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday which was fabulous! Paid ยฃ15 each and had unlimited cocktails and beers and fabulous lunchtime buffet and if you want to go the ยฃ18 package you could have unlimited campagne, which I took full advantage of from 12.30 till 4pm. 

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Great day but gets very very busy. If you want to get a good spot then you need to head there about 11am but a lot of the beds were saved by towels from the guests of the hotel.

We then headed up to the Saturday night market, I love it there it’s great market and has such a fabulous atmosphere. I would says it’s definitely a must when your here!

The choice of stalls, bars, the food stands cover everything from Indian traditional dishes, Mexican, pizza, cakes, ice cream and my favourite Chicken Shawama! The queue is always crazy for this stand but for 4 quid it’s bloody lovely!

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We stayed till 4am in the bar which had a DJ  and was jam packed… definitely a place to visit.

So yesterday consisted of a late alarm call, jumped on the bike and visited the Sky Lark Beach Shack on Baga Beach, in my opinion the best food served on the beach. 

English Sauasge and Bacon with fried onions in a crusty roll… SUPER! ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ“

Then back to the hotel for a snooze and to Cuba Bar for Sunday Lunch. We had chicken and beef, mash, roasts, loadsof different  vegetables  and the biggest Yorkshire ever!!!! 

For 500 rupees each it was lovely, they serve after 3pm on a Sunday and some times you have to book as they sell out.

Hangover in 31 degrees heat, isn’t the best idea but I had a great day so 10000% worth it.

Carrot ๐Ÿฅ• oil is out and I have two days to turn into a golden brown beach goddess!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Not rocking my world…๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Today has been spent at the Hard Rock Hotel… well I have to say my world has not been rocked.

Arrived around lunch time checked in, room wasn’t ready so headed to the pool for a drink and sunbathe, room was ready a couple of hours later, ventured up. Room is nice, but only nice ยฃ120 a night I was expecting something a bit better, but I suppose you are paying for the brand. 




Lovely bed, mattress is great definitely sleep well tonight, but it feels to much like a hotel, if that makes sense! 

Back round the pool had a spot of lunch which was great we went for the beef burger and I had a chicken ceaser salad and the service was brilliant really attentive and quick!


The pool is fabulous aswell!


But that’s where that finishes….. 

Headed to the restaurant for dinner, found some where to sit where we waited for 20 mins for a someone to even ask if we wanted a drink or bring a menu!!! 

Then to be asked out room number 4 times by 3 different people, still no drink or menu!

When we finally had a look, very big menu but nothing that stood out. So we had soup for starters.

Very exciting ๐Ÿ™„

Grilled chicken with mash and garlic spinach, he didn’t moan so must have been okay! 

I went for garlic Mushroom tagatelli pasta with chicken, the cream had split, 3 little bits of chicken and 2 mushrooms, sent it back and asked for it to be taken on the bill, 15 mins later another bowl of pasta turned up, last thing I wanted to see. Got sent straight back.

The bill came with added drinks and drinks that were added by accident, so had to go threw it and check everything off! Not good.

I am not sitting in the bar watching a cracking band and starving! Early night ready for the pool party tomorrow, let’s hope it’s better than tonight’s drama!

Hard Rock not that great! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Mama Mia…

Well I booody never, an authentic Italian restaurant in the middle of Goa…

Well guess what we found it!! 

Ciao Bella a lovely restaurant on the beaten track, hidden away in the darkness, a beaken of Italian glory!! 

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I am actually laughing writing that! What a creative writer! 

Anyway back to this Italian gem! It was gorgeous!


And it happened to be Pizza Night!! And that’s what we had… 

Italian buffalo mozzarella, Italian sundries tomato, smothered on ITALIAN PROCHUITTO! It was as bloody amazing! 


The starter was also a winner! Potato croquettes with tempura vegetables.. what a delight. Something I would never had before and I will be defiantly be making those back home! And to wrap it off a lovely large glass of Italian grape – Pinot Grigio! 


Lovely evening all round!

Today has been a beach day! Relaxing for the day….


Before we head up to the Hard Rock Hotel tomorrow for cocktails and pool party Saturday, which has unlimited drink from 12 till 4 and that’s including champagne 

Winner winner chicken dinner! 
So I will leave you on that note, enjoy the rest of your day and It’s nearly the weekend….. ๐Ÿป

Lots of hair darling!!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

So whilst basking in the sun yesterday, I was as accosted by my friend Tina, she came at me with a piece of cotton in her mouth, Alex darling lots of hair she said whilst stroking my legs!


Please note, there wasn’t loads of hair, just some stubble from the previous shave the day before!

You are not coming any where near me with that – no chance! I can just about get my eyebrows done at home, so bat in hells chance of her threading my legs! After battling for 15 mins and her saying she will try a little area for FREE! 

We settled on a French plait….


Which cost me ยฃ1 for each of them, bottle of Coke, orange juice, chicken fried rice and a nann bread. Oh and a bottle of water!

So after a day in the sun, we had booked a table in a fabulous restaurant called A Reverie. You should have seen the food!!  Oh my gosh! It was 5* quality! 



Don’t get me wrong it was triple what we normally pay! ยฃ78 quid!!! 

But the food was nuts! 

Starters!



Mains!


And finally… pudding! 

Black Forest And Banoffe! 


This was some of the best food I have eaten….

Today we are heading to a beach called Small Vagitor, which is lovely a quiet and I shouldn’t be attaked with a sewing kit and coming home bold….

To be continued….. 

Dry January all over again!

Day 2 = alcohol ban! 

Goa is currently going through their 5 year elections! Which means dry 4 days… starting from now until Sunday! 

This is in place so the locals vote correctly and they don’t do when they are drunk and vote in the next Indian Trump! Which means we also have to go through the no alcohol ruling! 

No bars, hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops, supermarkets can serve anything! 

To be honest I am not a big holiday drinker, so I am not fussed but Derek on theother hand is going through cold turkey. Only joking! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Another great today, we started off at a fabulous French Bakery called Baba Rhum, its is bloody lovely and in a great setting….

 
Then we headed back to the pool, I was still finding sand from yesterday so no beach today! Hate sand. Another glorious day, sun was shining and not a cloud in sight. Perfect! 


Last night we had dinner in Jamie’s, one of the best places in Goa –  currently in the top 5. We will go there about 4 times whilst we are it’s gorg!




Tonight’s menu is Go with the Flow! Another gem! Which I will tell you all about tomorrow! 

Have a fabulous Thursday! Just think one more sleep till Fizz Friday! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Well for you lot anyway! Have one for me!

Peace out!

Red raw ๐Ÿฆ

So we’ve made it. The start of our two week adventure in Goa has begun.

Day one is over and has been spent by the beach basking in the sun! 


If anyone who has been to goa will know…

It’s cheaper than Primark!

So after buying countless bottles of water, pop and enjoying some great food it’s cost us ยฃ15 quid!!


How can you go wrong and it is some of the best food you will have tasted….

Derek has just been and sorted out transport for the two week a little Vespa bike ๐Ÿ›ต… ยฃ28 quid for the whole holiday it’s the perfect way to get around this place, so many places to visit so fabulous beaches,markets and other little treasures that you stumble across!

Truly magnificent…

Couldnt have asked for a better start to the holiday!

Now for a siesta and to venture out for a couple of cocktails ๐Ÿน 

See you all tomorrow!

Viva Las Vegas!!

Viva Las Vegas – 3 months to go… I CANT WAIT. This is the one place on the planet, that I have always wanted to go and I am now lucky enough to be going.

There is so much on offer there, I hope we can fit it all in. We are staying for week at the Bellagio, the hotel with the dancing fountains, which I have heard is an event in itself.

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We have booked tickets tonight to go and watch Cirque du Soleilย ย – ย click on the link to see a sneak preview, it fabulous.

Something my other half has always wanted to see and has watched every single show on TV, so will be nice for him to watch in person. I think I have sacrificed my Britney Tickets for this show but if makes him happy!

Also on the list – Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, can you imagine seeing this what a site, but costing ยฃ500 quid I might just settle for a postcard.

Tips on where to go, if you have any please let me know

  • Places to visit
  • Restaurants
  • Bars and clubs

Comment on this post and I will check them out and add them to the itinerary!