Goa Trip Day 6 and 7: Forts, drunks on the beach and Journey Back Home

Before going to sleep last night, we had decided to visit two forts, Fort Aguada and and Fort Chapora. I don’t know what’s the logic, but English spellings of these and many other places like Mapusa is nothing like how locals pronounce or write on signboards in Devnagri script. Maybe it’s the same thing which […]

Goa Trip Day 4: Sun burn

We started packing up our bags and had a quick shower afterwards. We were planning to leave Arambol before evening to explore some other place. Jamaica gave me phone number of a hotel owner who had a property in Candolim, about a hour drive away. I called 5 hotels to inquire about room availability, tariff etc. […]

Goa Trip Day 3: Beach bums

Before going to sleep, I was vaguely thinking about waking up early to see the sunrise as we were going to sleep early and it had been years since I had seen sun rise. That vague thought remained vague after all and I woke  somewhere around 8:30 am. Jamaica and his staff were already up […]

Goa Trip Day 2: Pahadi meets the sea for first time.

We had planned to stay in Armabol beach in Jamaica’s beach lodge Cabo Wabo, who I met for the first time in Spiti . As we were visiting right at the end of tourist season, he was in process of winding down his operations for the season, but still was of great help. He arranged for a driver […]