Jay Kannaiyan and sanDRina - Jammin thru India

Day 10 - Anjuna to Vagator, Goa

Jay spends a relaxing day in Goa taking a break from the road.

The lovely little guest house right on the beach at Anjuna for Rs 200 a night.

I woke up at the crack of dawn in my little guest house and went exploring around the beach at Anjuna. All the shops were shut and it was lovely to be out without the hassle of having to buy some trinkets from the Kashmiri vendors. The beach right there wasn't a place to swim as the waves comes crashing ashore against old volcanic rocks. The force of the ocean is slowing eating away at the coast and since some old houses are now in danger, a concrete wave breaker has been put in place.

The waves crashing ashore at Anjuna and eating away at the coastline.

In the morning, I got in touch with a Kodai friend's parents who are living in nearby Vagator and they invited me over. I moved a few kilometers and then was welcomed into an old Goan home with a beautiful energy from peaceful souls. The heat of the day was spent under a ceiling fan and surrounded by good conversation and chai.
An 'en-lightened' Buddha at Sri, a chill restaurant at Vagator.

In the evening, we went to the beach at Vagator and enjoyed the almost gale-force winds coming ashore as we sat on the cliffs and watched the stars come out. The day finished with a light dinner at Sri, a chilled-out restaurant with divans and an open roof.

VIDEO: Jay sends you a video postcard from beautiful Anjuna Beach!

Distance clocked today: 5 km
Total distance clocked: 2,229 km

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Flags flying, horns blaring, the Howrah-bound Amaravati Express charges down the gradient somewhere between Alnavar and Londa railway junctions.


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The Man. The Machine. The Story

There are love stories and love stories, but none tugs more at the heart than a tale of infinite departure. In March 2010, Jay Kannaiyan and sanDRina, his beloved Suzuki DR650, left on a great journey back home to India. Jay quit his secure corporate job, sold his Chicago townhouse and every household possession, and left with sanDRina on a journey that saw them through 94,933 km, 32 countries, and 1,150 days on the road through the Global South -- from the USA through Latin America and Africa, heading towards India. At the core of this seemingly mindless pursuit was Jay’s desire to raise awareness about sustainability and a unique sentiment best described by an archaic Greek term, eudaimonia – the search for things that are true, good and beautiful. 

Homecoming isn’t complete unless you experience the country you call home in all her varied terrain and temperaments. And so Jay and sanDRina will embark on a journey of discovery through India. 

Yahoo India Travel follows Jay and sanDRina on their exhilarating discovery of India with daily updates from the road in words, pictures and video. If you have questions to ask, or words of encouragement for Jay and sanDRina, follow Jammin India on Twitter (hashtag #jamminindia). Also visit JamminGlobal.com for comprehensive accounts of his journey so far as well as snippets and trivia.