Goan holiday is once a year affair for me since last 5 year, sometimes its twice or thrice too. Hence, whenever I get together with friends and if we are planning a holiday my first suggestion for a destination is always Goa. Goan vacation for me is all about lazing, soaking in the sun, exploring, guzzling gallons of beer and consuming tons of beef,chips and fish. But my latest goan holiday was not only about the things I have been doing all these years, it was also about a lot of observing, acquainting and knowing some things funny and some things weird I would never come across in my daily routine life or even for that matter in any of my other vacations.
As at all times I am itching to go to Goa, so was kind of harassing my partner in crime to the core till she finally said yes one fine day in the hot month of May. I had never been to Goa during summers, my visits before has been either in the raining month of August or festival month of December, so this time i was expecting to come back a chochlate colourd boy. When its goa we always prefer a cheap goan holiday, so no flights for us nor any 5 star stay. Its always the bus, train or drive, stay in a decent but luxrious place and enjoy lavish food and drinks in the shacks put up throughout every nook and corner of Goa. The moment I got a go-ahead, we fixed on a weekend, I immediately applied for a one day holiday, booked the bus tickets, booked ourselves in a good hotel and we were all set to rock and roll. We decided to leave on a Thursday night to reach Goa the next day early morning, but things were not really going as per plan. The bus left Bangalore a good 5 hours late and to add to our misery it broke down at 4 in the morning somewhere close to Hubli, about 300 kms away from Goa. The people repairing the bus informed they had arranged an alternate transport for us which was supposed to arrive at 10 in the morning, so if we are supposed to wait for the transport we would reach goa not before 3-4 pm the same day, which would be a complete waste of our day. Therefore, we decide to hitch a ride in the next available transport device that goes by, even if it was a bullock cart. But to our luck, it was a KSRTC bus that was going the same way we wanted to travel uptil Karwar, the conductor of the bus was kind enough to stop for us and also guided us on how to reach Goa from Karwar. We had to take another bus ride to Goa about 100 kms from Karwar and we finally reached Panjim, Goa at 11 am. I must say it was a terrible but one of the most adventurous journey for us and although would not love to do it again but we did love the complete experience.