[2005-01-26] Goa

To celebrate our first anniversary, Anusha and I went to Goa for a short trip.

We stayed in Panjim - the capital of Goa - a small and clean city with many old buildings from the Portuguese era. We went to a few of the many beautiful beaches in Goa including the most popular (especially with western tourists) Calangute beach, the rocky Anjuna beach that was the erstwhile watering hole of the hippies and still is famous for its flea market and Goan trance music, the huge and beautiful Colva beach and the clean Vagator beach.

Anusha at the Calangute beach
in Goa
Anusha at the Calangute beach in Goa

We also went to Fort Aguada and went on a night cruise down the Mandovi river. We should not be blamed if we had perhaps a bit too many of the tasty cashew nuts readily available in Goa.

Three days is just not enough to explore the wonder that is Goa and we promised ourselves that we would come back for a much longer stay some time soon. We did not even have the time to visit Old Goa and see the majestic Se Cathedral and other famous churches and mansions.

We did find Goa a bit too expensive for the average Indian wallet and most things way overpriced. One must also either bring one's own vehicle or hire a car or a motorcycle to be able to explore Goa properly - the public transport takes too much time and is not always available.

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