North Goa

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  • Day201

    Goa, India

    November 30, 2017 in India

    Whit and I enjoyed our time in the beachy southern state of Goa. It reminded us of south east Asia which was a welcome change to the cold and chaos of northern India. By chance, we met a fellow kiwi from Wellington (Mark) at the airport and spent our time in Goa with him visiting nearby beaches (sometimes on motorbikes), perusing the goods at a large flea market, lazing on various loungers by the beach, drinking fruit juices and beer, and eating the delicious southern Indian food (fish curry and masala dosa).

    We now head to Sri Lanka to travel with my parents for three weeks! Goodbye India!
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  • Day27


    July 3, 2015 in India

    The last destination with Ash before he returns to Chennai then the United States and before I embark northward toward Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, etc. The last 28 days being his leg of the trip, I let him book the hotels. Here in Goa we are staying at the Shanti Morada... It is as far from backpacking and roughing it as we have experienced. Not complaining, a warm shower and well-cooked food is doing wonders.Read more

  • Day30

    Anjuna, Goa

    July 6, 2015 in India

    We visited Anjuna Beach and Calangute Beach for Ash's last day in Goa. We were lucky that the weather cooperated for our entire stay, and luckier at how cheap drinks were. The picture below is right before Ash swam into the sunset with mermaids and dolphins.

  • Day8

    Calangute Beach

    February 9 in India

    Yay! This is VACATION! 🌴☉
    Huge showrooms filled with exquisite handicrafts from Kashmir, Rajasthan and other exotic places.
    So nice to walk around and enjoy the handicrafts & souvenirs.
    We bought an Indian elephant decorated piece.
    And the man in the shop gave Yves a piece of Amethist for free. He felt he had to give it to Yves for his "energy". 😉

  • Day7

    Goan cuisine @ Panaji, GOA

    February 8 in India

    During our time in Goa, we stayed at an hotel in PANAJI.
    Panaji or Panjim is the capital of Goa and located in the middle of North & South Goa.
    There's a famous restaurant we had to try...
    "The fisherman's Wharf" was without a doubt or BEST meal in India.

    Our menu:

    DRINKS: 2 mocktails

    STARTERS: samosa

    MAIN COURSE: Chicken Tikka Tandoori (Yves)
    Kingfish Goa Style (Sin)
    + Cheese garlic naan

    DESSERT: Dodol (traditional soft pudding garnished with almonds and served warm with ice-cream, this delicious combination is so yummy!!)
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  • Day7

    In Goa there are some major spice plantations, where you can see how spice plants look in their natural environment, and how they are grown and processed.
    This was sooo interesting and fun!
    India... land of spices! ❤

    You get a warm welcome with flowers, hot herbal tea and a Goan meal full of spices (of course!!) served on a banana leaf!
    See how spices, coconuts, betel nuts and fruit grow. Visit a cashew nut factory and try the typical Goa Cashew drink (alcoholic).

    Oh... at the end they have a "tradition" where they poor some cold water down your back... brrrr... but refreshing! 😄
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  • Day7

    On our way back to Panaji, we passed the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
    It is located in old Goa and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    It's a beautiful building, but we didn't spend much time in it. We've seen churches before! (Europe!!) 😉

  • Day8

    Mapusa market, GOA

    February 9 in India

    Last hours in Goa... What to do?
    Oh, it's friday! That means we can visit the Mapusa Friday Market. 😄
    This is a traditional weekly market in Mapusa, North Goa.

    Vendors selling a variety of local products brought in by farmers and small entrepreneurs from all over Goa.
    You will get everything in this market from locally grown fresh fruits to pottery.

    The market is especially known for spices, marinated pork sausages, strings of Goan home-made chouriço, cashew nut shops and of course fenny stores. Seedless tamarind, pickles, vegetables, Goan sweets like Chana Doce and Dodola, clothes, jewelry, fresh flowers and home-made wines. Shop til you drop! 😉Read more

  • Day8

    Calangute beach, GOA

    February 9 in India

    Almost time to go back to the airport...
    We can NOT leave Goa without seeing any Beach!
    Termed as the Queen of Beaches, Calangute beach is the largest in North Goa.

    It is a hub for tourists and backpackers for swimming, watersports, partying, etc...
    Since Yves & I aren't really beach people, we enjoyed a nice walk with our feet in the Arabian sea! 😍
    Summer feeling! Even it's winter in India. 😉

    And of course... there are cows everywhere! ❤
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  • Day8

    And we end our holiday at the beach with a delicious Indian Lassi! 🍹 Love it!
    After our drink, we took a cab to Goa airport where our flight had 2,5 h delay.
    There were many problems at the airport, so we decided to cancel our last day at Mumbai and return home one day earlier.
    The good thing is... I am flying to Mumbai for work, so there is plenty of time to discover Mumbai city! 😉
    For now... we are ready to go back home.
    It was a very cultural trip. So thankful we got the chance to experience Indian culture and got to see some of the most beautiful (Taj Mahal) & holy places (Varanasi) in India.

    Looking back with only good memories! ❤
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