Riverside Guest House
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... 5 weeks. Nom Nom it was so tasty, didn't think I could eat so fast, am sure mum would disagree however. The next day we made way for the beach , however became side tracked with tattoo shops, within five minutes of being in the shop Scott had picked his design out and the transfer was being made. I was not so brave however and opted out. Freshly inked Scott and I made our way back to the hotel, where I slept for nearly two days straight, I must of ...
... Old Goa was very small (tiny!), full of churches and Indian history - which is anything that happened in the late 1900s. It was a worthwhile visit to see the history, short but sweet. Although, I must say reading about the 17-1900s didn't feel that historic at some points. From reviews we expected Panjim, (the Goan capital) to be a tad more quaint but it was still lacking in any real depth for me. Although I enjoyed wandering the streets and getting a vibe for the place, ...
... the point where no one is there, the beach is under the tide for about 96% of the time, everything is closed and the only people knocking about are trying to sell you LSD or weed. So we decided to forfeit a night's hotel fees and head to the more lively Baga area. After being too scumbaggish to get into the Lonely Planet's top choice of hotel here, we subsequently failed at getting into another 4 hotels before finding a very spartan room just by the beach that did the trick. ...
... walked through in zig zag routes, exploring as much as we could.
A little different from the usual beaches, we ventured into a Goan Museum, of a 400 year old house, that has frozen the goan way of living of the bygone era. We were astonished by the various techniques they had followed for ventilation, cooking, wine storage, a simple looking weight measurement system and an amazingly large collection of Lord Ganesha.
... when they spy a tourist. While English is widely understood, when one woman vendor on the beach with goods in a basket asked: “You would like to see some cheap ****?”, one wonders.
Goa can be like the Caribbean to North Americans – often the place nearby countries see as a sunshine getaway destination and not necessarily a region to explore.
Goa was made ...