Posts Tagged ‘Goa’

  • Chapora and the North of Goa

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    Many western travellers are very attracted to Goa’s beaches and landscapes and spend most of the winter time chilling out on a hammock or sitting on one of the many bars and restaurants along the state. The average temperature here from October to March is around 30°C. Chapora and other towns in northern Goa are some of the hits for young travellers and backpackers and also the party scene for all those ravers and party-seekers.

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    We spent almost 2 weeks exploring every corner of Chapora and surroundings, making new friends and just relaxing under some coconut trees on the sea shore. It was our re-encounter with friends, parties, alcohol and, obviously, hangovers after many months of sobriety: a good way to remember our uses and habits back in Spain…

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    We highly recommend to stay in any of Chapora’s nice and cheap hostels, to rent a bike (a scooter is good enough but Einfiled’s, the indian Harley Davidson’s, are also available at very low rates comparing to any of the western countries) and ride around, north and south, to find the most beautiful places by your own: we are not going to disclose any secret in this travel blog, insider tips should not be put on every hand’s reach, but we can assure you that there are still secret-hidden beaches, which the common tourist never find. Good luck with your search!!


  • Goa

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    Goa is the selected place for many tourists to spend their long term winter vacations due to its mild weather, its scenic palm-fringed beaches, natural harbours, wide rivers and the occidental ambience all around the state. The coast line has everything, from white sand beaches and river mouths to Portuguese fort ruins guarding rocky caves. Goa’s inland is also beautiful, with tropical forests, paddy fields, coconut palm groves and small villages. Due to its colonial past, Goa has a character quite distinct from the rest of India. Goans are easy going and friendly people with a good sense of humour.

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    Apart from historical sites and nice beaches, entertainment is also assured in Goa. Hollywood movies and sport events are screened in many bars. Cultural events, such as music jam sessions or DJ sessions, are held on many hotels and restaurants along the coast. Motorbikes and scooters can be rented on daily, weekly or monthly basis to cover the short distances between all the touristy towns in Goa and the innumerable beaches, plus the scenic rides through rice fields, forests or over river channels and small lakes. Goa has long been known as the party scene for western ravers, coming here to enjoy the never ending full moon parties. Although its glorious days are over, the touristy infrastructure is still developing to allocate the every year bigger tourist demand. Nevertheless we where pleasantly surprised when we discovered that there are still beautiful and quiet hidden places in some parts of Goa, where you can escape from the tourist crowds and the noisy parties and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and time passing by.

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