3 Days Trip of solitude in the party capital of India
February 4, 2019
Some trips we go to see the places, some trips we go to feel the adventure, some trips we go to relax etc etc….So every trip have some expectations, some plan, some goals in mind…But this was really a great experience for me where i went trip without any plan…GOA. Yes, seriously no plan as such.
I had booked in Hotel The Park for a simple reason that the beach was right near it. The rooms were nice and food was excellent. The most beautiful thing I liked was sitting at the rooftop facing the sea late night and sipping on a drink.
It’s difficult to think of GOA beyond parties, beaches, the crystal blue water, and shopping. Look beyond the beaches. There is rich culture left by Portuguese and its architecture reminds us of the history. Its rustic food infused with European and goan flavours is mostly unavailable in the luxury of Goa.
The beautiful ocean and the beaches will give you memories for life time and there is no better place to be lazy than on one of the beaches in Goa.
My favourite beach is Vagator, which actually is three beaches. Love going there for a beach shack lunch or a nice greek lunch at Thalassa. We take Huckleberry, our dog, here for a swim on Ozram beach often, the smallest bit of Vagator beach.
Anjuna beach is more crowded, but still nice. In morning there a wonderful flea market and at night the beach comes alive with music, booze and parties. A best place to get 30 minute foot massages for Rs 200.
Mandrem/Morjim and Ashwem are nice beaches and I enjoyed my sunset. It was quite relaxing and enjoyed my sunset view. I guess I would call these fancier beaches? Few vendors allowed and less populated it is definitely a place to relax.
Baga, Calangute, and Candolim are not only three beaches I avoid, but in general I don’t go to these areas very much and if you have limited time they can be skipped. There is much more to Goa than this!
After a couple of days of non-stop curry, it was wonderful to enjoy some of Goa’s famous seafood and dodge the spice – for the time being at least – while dining beside a comforting backdrop of the ocean with a cooling sea breeze.
Enjoying Goa’s scenery on bike is great fun as well as beautiful way of exploring Goa in true sense. Needless to say “Don’t drink and drive”