We reached our stay late afternoon, a cosy homestay managed by an extremely warm and helpful elderly couple. Dumped our bags and headed to the streets for a nice Goan lunch to soak in the vibe.
Walked to the beach post lunch and this is where I realised there was a side to Goa that nobody talks about, the infamous dark side.
The approach road all the way to the beach, swarming with tonnes of people. But, this was not the problem; their mentality was.
I was absolutely disgusted and dismayed by the absolute lack of character amongst such a large number of men. Men commenting and either trying not to keep their hands to themselves or walk straight into the girls around.
The beach was equally crowded but we decided to ignore the scenario and spend the rest of the evening swimming and playing football.
After sunset we decided to change and head to Baga for new years eve.
No surprises here- the crowd had only gotten worse. Tonnes of drunk, unruly men; no room to enter any party places; bouncers loosing their mind. Walking down Baga hearing men pass lewd comments all along thinking to myself whatever happened to respect? Goa on new year's was supposed to be an electrifying atmosphere with a bit of romance of course but it was everything but that. •note to self and all of you guys reading this: plan the new year's night properly and well in advance•