Goa

I’m staying in the capital city of Goa called Panjim. It’s a very nice walking city that is so tropical. The humidity is insane! I’ve been guzzling down water without the slightest need to use the bathroom.

On Saturday I arrived midafternoon and walked around the city. There are many interesting shops, restaurants, and hotels all around. I’d say the highlights of the day were enjoying some fresh sugarcane water and poking my head into all the little shops. I found a Baskin Robbins here which was quite surprising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I was more adventurous and had a taxi take me all around North Goa. I started off by visiting an old fort built by the Portuguese. There were so many Indian school trips there.

 

 

 

 

 

After that I visited many of the beaches in North Goa. Here is my assessment of the five beaches I visited.

  1. Candolim Beach: Quiet, peaceful, good for a relaxing day.
  2. Calangute Beach: A very happening place with good surf and plenty of shops.
  3. Baga Beach: Cool place with tons of food shacks and water sports.
  4. Anjuna Beach: Small place with many locals.
  5. Vagator: My favorite beach (and not just because there were cows) with beautiful scenery and good restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For some reason there were tons of dragon flies at Vagator beach. I don’t think I’d ever seen so many in one place.

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