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Favorite thing: Most people know about Goa's excellent dentists but they are now moving into general medical tourism too. The leader in this market is Vrundavan Hospital in Mapusa. Whether its a general check up or more involved procedures like hip-joint replacement, cosmetic surgery etc then this is the place.With state of the art facilities like spiral CT scans, excellent private wards, and more than enough nurses, this place has my own personal recommendation.
Favorite thing: One of the best known, and most upto date surgeries is:
International Dental Centre Goa , C-2 Landscape Royale, Calangute-Arpora Road,
Above Arte D'ouro Cyber Cafe, Near Bank of Baroda,
Porbavaddo Calangute Goa India .
The Dentist is Dr Toshepu Aomi...top bloke!
Favorite thing: If you need to email, or update your VT page you'll find most major Hotels in the south have internet connections. If you are in a small resort just pop into Margao and ask wheres the nearest internet cafe.
In the north most of the resorts will have internet cafes...although they may be in a supermarket or other shop! I use a Sify Internet Cafe by the roundabout in Calangute as it has good broadband!
Best time NOT to use the internet is between 4pm & 8pm...as this is when the local power system is stretched...and you could be halfway through a long email...and there's a powercut!
Favorite thing: I always take a mixture of cash & plastic. Sterling is the easiest currency to exchange. Most large towns now have ATM's, Calangute has six, and there's a new one after arrivals at Dabolim Airport. Whatever you do don't change money at the airport...its a rip-off!
Favorite thing: Because of the local economy Goa is dead cheap for medical treatments. My own Dentist this year said that Goa is at least 75% cheaper than UK. So if you need dental treatment...glasses...or even a boob job...it'll be much cheaper than Western Europe. I've met loads of people...including two women who were 'too' proud of their boob jobs!;) So consider local treatment...but do get reccomendations first.
Favorite thing: If you would like to help rebuild the life of one of the many Goan street kids then check out this website...
Or if you are in Goa why not pop into All Spice Restaurant in Arpora and leave a donation with Vinnie.
You know it makes sense!
Favorite thing: If its your first trip and you want a feel of the area...ie wheres my hotel...am I near restaurants?
Then click on: www.johnthemap.co.uk and follow the links...
Favorite thing: As in all India, if you 'tip' people up front...you will get a better service. So if you go into a Goan restaurant...and need to be somewhere else at a certain time...give the waiter a tip and say 'we need to be out of here in an hours time...'. It works!
Favorite thing: If you are sending letters or postcards...find the local postbox...if you give them to Receptionists in Hotels who offer to post them...quite often they never arrive. So ask where the postbox is...and do it yourself!
Favorite thing: If you need news on whats going on in Goa...ie weather, transport, events etc...try out these sites
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