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7.15.10:Goa, India

Loungin and Lovin it..

Today was a lazy day filled with relaxing. We had plans to go to the Anjuna flea market, a must-see Goan experience. Although when we inquired about it we found out that in the off season it's a can't-see. Our plan B was to go to the beach in the town of Arambol, known for it's rocky bays and hippie culture however that was a bust too. It too is closed in monsoon season.
I went and laid on the beach and read a book for a while before it started to drizzle. I ran for cover and decided to grab some lunch at one of the restaurants facing the water. I peruses the menu and settled on the perfect meal. The waiter came over to take my order.

Hi I'm gonna start with a banana milkshake and -
No banana milkshake.
Ok, then I'll go with a mango milk-
No mango
No milkshake.
How bout Lassi?
No lassi?
Yes juice
Ok, I'll have a fresh pineapple juice.
No pineapple.

(my mom asks me if I make this stuff up, I assure you I do not.)

Ok ill have a fresh orange juice.
No fresh juice only canned.

By this time I have pretty much gone through the whole beverage menu excluding the sodas.

Why do you have it on the menu if you don't have it.
It is off season madam.
Do you have sodas?
Yes, sprite, coke, diet coke.
Ok I'll just have a diet coke.
No diet coke.
But you just said.
Not today madam.
Well I would love a coke then!

I'm not joking when I say that was the conversation verbatim. This has actually happened to me several times where I have to ask for 8 different listed menu items before I find one that is actually available. I understand it's the off season but if only a fourth of your menu is available, get a new freaking menu! Don't make me read through a novel of items that I can't even have. That's just taunting! Now I can't get the damn banana milkshake out of my mind!

  • it took me 3 days of ordering banana milkshakes off different menus every meal before one was actually available and it was glorious!

I ate plan F of my meal and made some new furry friends as I scarfed down the food.
I spent the rest of the day loungin' around and relaxing.

Posted by emichele 21:44 Archived in India

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