Woke up from a cozy simple room at Ashok Plaza by 11. Had checked in and crashed by 6.30 after a terrible bus journey where my cold just got worse.
Basically figured out the essentials: Media Centre, established contacts with publicity officers, place for internet, ATM, locations etc.
Goa is really a lazy place. Half the shops are closed. I thot this was a Sunday, but back there in the metros, it’s probably Manic Monday with traffic on the roads.
It’s beautiful, people just recommend you to walk from place to place. They say: “Five minutes by walk, ten minutes by walk” and it’s actually a nice walk. And there are the bikes that chauffer you around.
A drop to the hotel this morning cost me twenty bucks. But they say that a distance of ten minutes walks is 15 bucks by bike or 20 by auto.
Pretty cool huh?
Got an invite for a dinner tonight and there’s a press conference at three…
Just one problem so far: I don’t know anyone here. Total stranger. Hope this changes tomorrow.