"Goa" Goa by grets
Goa Travel Guide: 2,068 reviews and 3,939 photos
We spent Christmas day on the beach with a Kingfisher and a Curry, sun blazing down and the bars playing a mixture of techno music and Christmas Carols. Bizzare!
When asked what he wanted for his 50th birthday, my husband answered ‘a trip to Goa’. We were unable to take holiday at the time of his birthday in July, so Christmas was chosen instead. We booked a cheap charter flight (which I believe is not possible to do any more) and some accommodation over the Internet.
Goa was everything we wanted it to be: warm ocean, gently swaying palms, a medley of inexpensive restaurants, convivial people, beautiful sunsets, lovely beaches and wall-to-wall sunshine. But we didn’t go there to lie on a sun bed with a drink in one hand and a book in the other (no?); we wanted to discover what this part of India had to offer. We hired a ‘man with a van’ to go out on daily explorations of the surrounding area, and discovered some delightful and un-touristy places.
As always with our trusty Lonely Planet guide book.
- Pros:Weather, beach, people, food, prices
- Cons:Rubbish on the road sides
- In a nutshell:Beautiful - India is still my favourite country
For a much better bargain than the tourist markets, head to Mapusa to buy your spices. Cinnamon, cumin, sugar-coated... more travel advice
The jeeps in Molem are the only vehicles allowed to go to the falls. They can - and do - charge what they like. Save... more travel advice
grets' Related Pages
Goa Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "The Gem that's Goa"
- "Sun, Sand, & Shacks in Goa"
- "My Goa Experience"
- "GOLDEN GOA - WHERE FUN NEVER SETS !"
- "Just right..."
- "Succulence, Sun, Spices & Shacks - GOA!"
- "Baga, Goa - just a taste of India"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Goa
- Hotels in Goa
- Transportation in Goa
- Nightlife in Goa
- Restaurants in Goa
- Shopping in Goa
- Warnings and Dangers in Goa
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Goa
- 31 Reviews
- 33 Photos
- 19 Forum posts
- 23 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (63)
Have you been to Goa?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Goa
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Ghana Intro, 104 reviews, 338 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tehran Intro, 61 reviews, 267 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Masai Mara Game Reserve Intro, 109 reviews, 152 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tibet Intro, 67 reviews, 160 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Lhasa Intro, 46 reviews, 174 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tanzania Intro, 33 reviews, 168 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Sawai Madhopur Intro, 69 reviews, 112 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Mole National Park Intro, 27 reviews, 147 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Mali Intro, 82 reviews, 87 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Burma Intro, 80 reviews, 82 photos