I call it my second home ‘coz that’s the only place I can think of in India to unwind and relax without having inhibitions… All thanks to my Goan Friends! This post is a compilation of all the 6 trips to Goa I made this year and are bits ‘n pieces of memories gathered there on.
The latest trip of mine just a month back was very short as I had to attend a Trade Show organised by Peter England. The show was ‘aahmazing’ in terms of the collections stocked. The rest of the time I had were spent on exploring stores around the Panaji City.
Interesting facts being that most of the heritage buildings were in colour ‘Yellow’ with beautiful windows and were converted to boutique stores with an earthy touch. This one particular shop I found interesting was named ‘The Linen Shop’ where I picked a few quirky looking home decor items. Also visited Wendell Rodricks store which had some wonderful recycled decor items.
Goa is a wonderful place with lovely places within 30 miles to visit. If you are a party person then Baga, Anjuna, Morjim and Ashwem are a must visit during the season.
If you are more of a relaxed traveller who likes art and architecture then you should visit the Mangeshi Temple, Dandeli, Ancestral Goa Art Museum, Chapora fort, fort Aguada, Basilica De Bom Jesus, Church and Monastery of St. Augustine, Se Cathedral.
If you are a beach bum then You “Must” Visit – Palolem, Colva, Mobor, Vagator, Miramar, Dona Paula, Baga, Anjuna, Morjim, Ashwem. At Anjuna, Palolem and Ashwem you can trek as well.. You can try your hand at Jet Ski, para gliding etc at the Baga Beach (But I must warn you that they aren’t worth the money you pay. ‘Coz I felt Thailand was wayyy bettter than these)
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That’s all for now! Do leave me your comments.