"***hole of Goa - overrun with Russians" Arambol by cabeyp

Arambol Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 101 photos

Varanasi for Hippies

This place is soulless, heartless, steriotypical and the worst part is - full of people that (want to) believe it is the exact opposite.

Mass travellers (not even real hippies) claiming this is a chilled out place. They are all so focused on being enlightened, doing joga 24/7 and following conspiracy theories that only they know about, that no body seems to know how to have fun anymore.

Soft drugs are replaced by hard drugs and if you don't join in, actually have a real job and don't juggle then you will feel like you've come to the Varanasi of bums.

Russians

They are everywhere. Worse that the above. They are rude, violent, constantly drunk, high on drugs and loud.
I guess being drunk on a beach is better that in the cold. Shame about this new type of traveller.

Lake

This is the best part of Arambol. The accommodation along the hill on the walk towards the lake are much better value and quality too.
Many paragliders (parachute style) there too. This crowd is different and you get more Israelis at this end.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Getting out of there
  • Cons:The place feels dead (& not beacasue it's empty)
  • In a nutshell:At least it keeps the nutters away from the other places.
  • Last visit to Arambol: Feb 2009
  • Intro Written Mar 2, 2009
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Hi a really interesting start to your page!looking forward to more that unfolds here - all to add to that preparation needed for my potentially possible actual visit to India one day!

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