12.02.2014 - 14.02.2014
We wrestled with the idea of Goa the whole time we were planning the trip. Neither of us like lying on a beach all day and our raving days are well and truly over. Still, we both felt we could do with another rest so after a little research we decided we would head to south Goa, hearing that it is more chilled than the north.
We both noticed the temperature increase along with the number of palm trees during the train ride from Mumbai. From Madgaon train station we grabbed the local bus to Agonda and were dropped off right next to the St Anne Church, a perfect example of the Portuguese style that Goa was famous for. We quickly located the place we had earmarked to stay and wandered through cute little beach huts to the beach front bar/restaurant. We settled on a basic hut about 50 meters from the shore and went to check out the beach. I can honestly say it is one of the most impressive beaches i have ever seen. A softly sweeping arc of sand with rocky outcrops at either end, palm trees galore and hardly a soul in site, apart from a sunbathing cow... Only in India! We spent the rest of the day chilling on the beach, investigating the local food joints and chatting to a German guy who has been coming to this beach since the 70's . After such a strenuous day we decided to eat at the beach bar whilst watching the sun set over the Arabian Sea, have a few beers and let the sound of crashing waves send us to sleep
Day two saw much of the same, although i had made my usual mistake of not putting on enough sun cream and was badly burnt from the day before so kept in the shade. The hours ticked by as we relaxed on the beach, reading, sleeping, and watching some guy do very odd yoga moves just in front of us. A stroll along the beach took us to a beautiful little inlet where we watched one local fishermen throwing his net out and chatted to another about a secret secluded beach and dolphin watching site he could take us to on his boat for silly money.
I think we were both surprised by how much we enjoyed Goa. Okay, so we didn't actually see that much of Goa but if i ever feel the need to kick back and switch off from the world I know where to go.