I went to Goa with my writer this year in October. People who have been making plans to go to Goa for the last one year, we made that happen only in some days. Honestly, i was super excited for this trip.
Before leaving we had to make the arrangements. This was the time when the water sports had not yet resumed in Goa. Around 2nd October. Like every other person, I didn’t want to stay in North Goa. I wanted to enjoy the Goan Culture rather than go to a club to party. Like any sane person, I chose Airbnb. Our Accommodation was for 2 people in a two-bedroom flat near Varca in Goa.
Day One in Goa:
I was travelling from Belgaum Karnataka and my train was reaching early morning around 6:00 AM. Madgaon was the closest station to my place. The first thing that took me by surprise was that you don’t have any facility of Uber or Ola in Goa. So I took a Bike and my accommodation was already kept open for my arrival. The cleaner that cleaned the whole room.
The caretaker of the property was Pradeep. He had his own restaurant nearby and we could get our food delivered to our accommodation by him. This was a great perk when it came to staying in South Goa. Plus the guy was very helpful.
But because of Pradeep i got the opportunity to visit the Mahendra Club Private Beach where i got to see how Fishermen offload a boat after a hectic day of Fishing. An amazing experience indeed.
Day Two in Goa:
Day two started with a good Breakfast at Roger’s . I had steak and mashed potatoes whereas my vegetarian friends had some Tikkas and Manchurians followed with Pasta. This was all accompanied with beers. If you are planning to travel to Goa, remember we could not get any Budweiser Magnum at any Shack or Restaurant. So its better if you stick to Corona, Kingfisher.
Later we explored the Benaulim Beach, we could spot locals enjoying their free time at the beach. You could see everyone at the beach. Someone would be sunbathing or making a castle, whereas some people could be exercising and some could be playing football.
I love beaches and that is why we spent most of our Day sitting at the beach with some chilled beers.
Later we visited the local market around the area to see if we could get something of interest. A souvenir for the friends or family and i could not get that in Goa sadly.
Day Three in Goa:
So we had already planned which places i wanted to see in North, nd we had rented a car, which again our caretaker Pradeep helped to get. Long drive alert if you don’t like long drives then going from South to North Goa would get you irritated but if you are an adventurous person like me, you would roll down the windows and enjoy the wind.
The drive was long and the radio was great, to my surprise, I could hear all the western songs that I enjoy on Goa’s Radio. Once we arrived in the North, the first thing I wanted to see was The Basilica of Bom Jesus, which was unfortunately closed. So we went to the exact opposite of this place and ended up at St. Cathedral. It was beautiful. Though we only got to see it from the outside because “Covid”. But it was fun.
Later we went for lunch at Mum’s Kitchen, to be very honest the food was a little overrated. The prawns were good but the tail was not removed from the Body and my friend ended up eating the whole thing. Would recommend this place for the ambience but not for the food. The service was great though.
Explored some Miramar Beach later and that was it, came back home and slept in.
Day Fourth in Goa:
Found a really great Shack by the name Cornelio Beach Shack at the Cornelio Beach. Tasty Salad and amazing Omelette. This was the last day at Goa so we wanted to explore the south Goa part which is why we went to Varca Beach, the cleanest beach out of all the beaches I went to on this trip. I found so many seashells there and plus the water on your feet hits different when the sun is setting down.
Due to the food on the previous day, my friend ended up having food poisoning which is why we didn’t do much this day and we all needed to sleep due to the early morning flights the next day.
That was it, the trip ended we all went back home, but we returned with great memories and a memory card filled with pictures. On a personal note we were glad we got Pradeep as our caretaker, he was a super helpful guy and even loved helping us whichever way it was possible.