It might come as a surprise if I tell you what the Goa is after the seven or fifteen or thirty day vacation you came for, will leave you astounded forever. What if I tell you that Goa is much beyond those beaches and those clubs and the resorts and the food? What if I say come to Goa to “live” and you will never escape from life again.
Living in Goa is not always late nights and French fries for breakfast. It is a choice and it comes with its own pre-requisites. Village life is also not everyone’s piece of cake and the pre conceived notions might be the biggest hindrances. So if you are bored of hearing all the clichés Goa seems to be generating, it will be a good idea to take my free advice to the secrets of Goa which will always have your heart.
People from all over the world live in Goa. I was astonished to meet people who have been revisiting this haven for a good 25-30 years and the charm is not at all lost, they say. Maybe the party scene is not as vibrant anymore or maybe the corruption has increased but Goa is still the same and all we need to do is explore. Explore further, have more conversations and befriend a local.
AN EARLY START- The parties might be on till the wee hours but the villages wake up then and it is the best time to catch some activities.
The cutest spots open up early and you can get the warmest pao or poi and the most delicious bhaaji. Pair it with a cup of tea or strong coffee and you are ready to take on the day.
SUNRISE in Chapora opens at sunrise. They have a varied menu which is home cooked to deliciousness.