2020 has been an impactful year for both, humans and nature. While we are reminded by nature in its not-so-subtle ways, what the repercussions of exploiting it could be, nature has shown us its capacity to heal at a tremendous rate without human intervention.
It had already been an awfully long 10 months working from home, I desperately needed a change in environment and coincidentally, I got a project in Goa. I knew it had much more to offer than what I had seen in my previous trip to North Goa. I was sure about staying in South Goa. I had 26 days and a lot to explore!
I worked 5 days a week and explored on weekends. It definitely isn't as easy as it sounds, to immediately adapt working in a new environment and stick to the routine when you're staying 5 minutes from the beach. The water was cleaner than ever with commercial activities completely stopped during the lockdown.
Food: I didn't want to eat out daily, hence I requested a local to cook daily meals for me. They were more than happy to feed me local food for as low as Rs. 50 per meal!
Bike Rent: You'll find many bike rental services on way to Palolem beach main entrance. I rented a bike as per my need on daily basis. You can negotiate and crack good monthly deals if you need it more often.
Note: There aren't many Petrol Pumps in South Goa, so make sure you have enough petrol while riding longer distances. You'll easily find petrol bottles at shops though.
Listing down some of my favourite places, experiences, things to do there, tips in no specific order, or maybe secretly in the order of my likeliness ;)