so, i'm now in margao, in south goa. christmas is coming up, and this is the most popular place to come in india for the holiday. still, it is much more relaxed than delhi, and i am enjoying a much needed slowdown. it's a bit more expensive than other areas, because of the season, and it's hard to get reservations for both train and hotel. i am going south to the beach at benaulim for a couple of days and then out to hampi to see some ruins of the same vintage as angkor wat. i have no hotel reservations at either place, and i am on a waiting list for my return from hampi. should be interesting. it will all calm down after new years, though. i may head farther south at that point, or i may go to rajasthan on my way back to delhi. i really don't want to spend any more time than necessary in delhi, but i have to see my doc one more time, and i want to go to agra to the taj majal and do the "golden triangle", so i kind of have to spend a week in the area.
i'm not taking as many pictures as i usually do, trying to be here now, without the lens, but i am taking some, and i will take more. i'm sure there will be more than some of you want to see when i get back.