"Goa" Goa by grets
Goa Travel Guide: 2,084 reviews and 3,988 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
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