4 of our friends were coming from Delhi and their flights were delayed so we two, visited the Anjuna Beach in the meanwhile. Since, i was travelling for very first time, i was too excited.
I had taken an overnight bus from Bangalore . The bus had started at midnight and had dropped me on Mapusa-Panjim highway.I had booked 2 places to stay near Anjuna, one for first 2 days and another for the other 2 days.(You should try and change hotels, for better experience and cleaner beds). The idea of Anjuna was that it is a little secluded beach with all amenities.I had also booked bike online through Ziphop so just wanted to reach my hotel without spending a lot.You get a bus from the highway to Mapusa bus stand and then from there you can board another bus to Anjuna. I reached my stay by 2 pm and was happy by the view and great food. I had lunch, rested a bit and took a walk to Anjuna Beach which was about 1.5km away.
The Roads leading to Baga from Anjuna have quite a few flee markets where you can find anything you look for at a cheap price. All these markets have specific days when they are open. Anjuna’s flee market is open only on Wednesday from 8 AM to 6 PM. The Saturday night market at Arpora is a special attraction and open from evening till midnight. On you way back, eat some local cuisine.
Being their on a Wednesday meant heading out to the Anjuna flea market, taking a leisurely stroll around, bargaining and ending up not buying anything, and then heading out for a walk on the beach. The overtly perfumed flavored teas they sell might seem fake, but the fun was real. Shopping: Cashewnuts, Feni, Goan sausages, Bebinca (now that it is commercially available, I picked up a Costa’s) are some of the things one must bring back. You could also pick up locally grown spices, tees and souvenirs that would remind you of happy times spent in Goa.