Goa is back! (Arambol)
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Aaaaaah Goa…. We were a bit scared not to enough get time to go to Goa because of our “business visa” but finally, we’ve re-discovered that it’s so easy to go there for a week-end that we don’t see why we shouldn’t continue going there once a month or so…
So we’ve taken advantage of the end of the monsoon to spend a week-end at the beach with a group of friends from Bangalore.
As last year, we’ve started the season by the north of Goa, choosing Arambol as base camp. We needed to check again that, even if visiting Tiracol and Reddy fort is nice, we prefer the calm of South Goa and especially Patnem beach.
Whatever, being a group of more than 10 people, the calm is not the the main criteria to spend a nice w-e ! So we’ve enjoyed the laid back and festive atmosphere we can find in this former Portuguese colony.
Except the festive night, we went back to the “Reddi Fort” (which is in fact in Maharastra), a place you can find only asking the local people. It’s easy to being catched by this unreal atmosphere in which the nature gets its rights back.
So, nothing very new in the area but this mix still works very well: simple huts on the beach, honest restaurant where you can be feet in the sand eating fresh fish, scooter rides “hair in the air”, wonderful landscapes, Portuguese heritage architecture and fake new hippies from all part of the world (especially Russian people).