A Travellerspoint blog

January 2012

Going Going Goa!!!

where psychedelic trance parties and beaches become timeless

sunny 33 °C

From the Ibiza nightlife of North Goa to the bustling beaches of the south, we found ourselves somewhere in between. We stayed in the small, only mildly crowded town of Vagator. Centrally located, Vagator became our hub and our home for the next 10 days. We rented a scooter and easily travelled to and from the surrounding beach towns.

Candolim Beach:
It is the funiest thing trying to shoe the numerous mooching cows away from your food, they are considered a nuisance on the beach but are well fed none the less
Garbage on the beach is a big problem in India, hopefully India's vast population will soon realize that when they litter no one is going to clean it up...

Sadly it was time to move on and leave Vagator. We packed our bags and moved south to the beach town of Palolem. Palolem Beach was stunning and night after night the sunsets were a treat to watch.


We stayed in Palolem for a few days and our train to Kerela was quickly approaching. We missed our hub-home and didn't feel like we experienced enough of what Goa had to offer. After pondering the pros and cons we decided to stay in Goa. We changed our trains, extended our flights and soon found ourselves back in Vagator - extending our stay in Goa to nearly a month.

Once back in Vagator we connected back with friends from Moondance Restaurant and our Indian family at Blue Bird Guesthouse. We spent Christmas Eve at a psychedelic trance party on the hilltop and Christmas day with our friends Lisa-Maria and Johnny in a bamboo hut watching the stunning sights of Anjuna beach.

My Christmas tree this year:

A few days later Eric and I bought tickets to Sunburn Electronic Music Festival and partied the night away in the most impressive venue I have ever seen! The DJ sets were out of this world, the 7 stages were beautifully, elaborately put together and the sound and light show was jostling.

Eric and I at Sunburn trying to capture the moment before our camera died!

New Years Eve was very enjoyably spent watching fireworks with friends at Spaghetti Beach. The beach was quite a sight as fireworks lit up the sky as far as the eye could see. A beautiful and epic way to end 2011.

Shortly after the hustle and bustle of the season we moved on to the quiet, peaceful beach town of Benolim. Wind down is on and Yoga is aplenty as we rejuvenate ourselves and prepare for the quickly approaching train to Kerela.

View from our balcony in Benolim, quiet serenity.

Posted by H-Dizzle 03:54 Archived in India Tagged beaches sunsets goa vagator sunburn_festival Comments (0)

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