Last weekend we went to the famous castle of Neuschwanstein. It was cold and foggy so quite a special atmosphere over there. The trip from Munich to Hohenschwangau went pretty smooth, the last part was via Bundesstraßen through nice Bavarian villages.
On arrival the parking lot costs 5€ and the ticket just for Neuschwanstein was 12€. The trip from ticket center down in the village up to the castle took us 20 minutes.
Tour starts inside the castle courtyard and they have fancy ticket checking machines. The tour was in English and took about 30 minutes – sadly quite fast. However you get a good impression how the last months of King Ludwig looked like as the interior was quite modern for the late 19th century.
Yesterday we went to south Goa and saw quite some tourist attractions.
After a bumpy and wet (through river) ride with a Jeep in Mollem National Park we went to Dudhsagar waterfalls. I checked out the cold spring water – had a great waterfall shower.
Monkeys were everywhere. Some had red faces. The guide told me that these are the females. As some human females they use red stuff to beautify their faces.
After the waterfall swim we had a short and expensive ride with an elephant around the corner.
Betelnuts, Chilli, Coffee and many more plants were explained to us.
Churches and Temples
Checked a shiva temple on the way to the famous churches.
During the rides between locations we saw glimpses of a tyre company, Kingfisher beer and some ore mining areas. Unbelievably were the kilometer-long lines of ore trucks everywhere which smoked the air with thick diesel clouds. Just one little railroad track instead?
In the night we went to famous but quite remote Curlys bar and club near Anjuna.
Today we will fly back with Kingfisher red, an airline which shuts down soon.