Our time in Palolem is coming to an end :(. We spent the week exploring the local area on scooters, kayaking with dolphins, and of course studying!
Tomorrow we leave for Hampi, a stunning world heritage site in the heart of Karnataka. And then onto Bangalore, and ultimately our next stop, Chiang Mai!
Edumadic Profile: Meet Matea!
Matea is a 19 year old German who recently returned from 8 months in Australia. Since she’s been home, Matea has been working as a waitress and barmaid at a hotel, whilst she figures out what next step she wants to take in life.
Matea decided against going straight to university after High school, mainly because she couldn’t imagine being tied down to one city for the next 3 years of her life. So just like so many young Europeans, she decided to head off to the other side of the world to have some fun!
Living and travelling around Australia was a life changing experience for Matea. It’s given her clarity on what she wants to study next as well as teaching her so many lessons about life itself, as backpacking so often does.
“Through travel you can learn so much about yourself and others. it seems like an absolutely necessary thing for me to do”
Matea joined Edumadic because she wanted to continue learning about the world through travel, but also wanted to start learning about Environmental Science, something that sparked her interest whilst in Australia.
Matea is studying Marine and Antarctic Science remotely via a course put together by the University of Tasmania.
Joined the fisherman for a day
We spent an afternoon whizzing around Palolem bay in one of the local fisherman’s boats. We visited a couple of secluded beaches only accessible by boat and also saw a handful of dolphins!
Kayaked, a lot
Kayaking around the bay at sunset
Spent an afternoon beach hopping
There are some beautiful beaches around Palolem. We rented ourselves scooters one afternoon and visited a few. Our final stop was Cola beach, which is backed by a fresh water river, a thin stretch of beach separating it from the sea.
Found the “real” Goa
On our way back from Cola we stumbled upon this pretty picture. Fisherman's wives sorting through the days catch ready for the market tomorrow.
A Day in the Life
This week we followed Cathryn for the day. This is what she got up to:
The sunrise here in Palolem is beautiful. It rises behind the palm trees and the beach huts, so from the ocean you get an amazing view. Also the ocean is consistently a wonderful temperature.
8:30–10: Breakfast and a book
We have some great choices for breakfast food in Palolem, and hands down my
10:30–4:30: Emails, study and more reading
During this time I find a semi secluded area to focus. This is either in my beach hut or in my hammock. Usually its the hammock. Who doesn’t love a hammock? Currently I am studying Japanese. I also used to run a marketing consultancy back home. Some of my past clients get in touch from time to time with questions so that fills some of my day.