I stayed here for two weeks, but this is not enough – it is desirable to go here for a month. Here, in fact, the soul rests from all that is superfluous … It is fun to drive to discos, excursions, cities, villages, all cultural and historical places, but in fact you’re mentally tired. Now, if you want to recuperate, moral and physical, find the place where you just rejoin nature and your beginning – go to Goa …
We arrived at 3 o’clock in the morning. While we were driving from the airport in a taxi, the windows were open in the car, and we could hear the wonderful singing of birds. It was barely beginning to get light, and I saw in front of me just a surrealistic picture. The sky is still seemingly black, but it already slightly gives a contrast with what you see on the ground. Palm trees, tropics, pure sounds of nature, no human activity. Here you are just going to the car, and you are already fascinated by the power of nature of Goa.
When we arrived at the hotel, it was about 5 o’clock in the morning, people had already started to wake up a little. I went out into the street and almost went crazy with ecstasy. Birds create an incredibly beautiful sound. You really will not meet such variety of sounds anywhere. It’s really like going to heaven. Feelings are hard for me to pass on even now …
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I heard the ocean, but have not yet seen it. I ran to him like a child to my mom or dad who hadn’t seen them for a month. I just rushed to the sound. The ocean is very loud, and the beaches are just gorgeous. They are very long here, very wide, very clean. You walk on the sand and just fall into it. It seems that there is nowhere even a speck of dust – there is a magnificent nature all around. Sometimes, however, throws some garbage from the ocean. But this is not the fault of the Indians, it is the fault of all mankind, which litters the oceans.
Few people, sometimes pass Indians, as if lost in nature. Rare Europeans stroll along the shore in silence. In general, tourists who rest on Goa for several months and really understand what nature is, what our planet is, say little. You just find yourself in a clean place, dissolve in beauty and enjoy pacification – you don’t even want to talk so as not to disturb this magic. I have never experienced such feelings. Eyes open very wide – different insights come to you.
On the very first day, Goa gave me a feeling of carelessness and happiness. A childish naive smile never left my face.
I was in Goa at the end of his tourist season – in March. The climate is humid and hot. For example, you cannot go to the beach during the day because the sun is very active. No creams save. Once we burned even when we were sitting in a cafe under an awning during the day. That is, you need to go to the beach in the morning (before 10, 10.30) or in the evening (after 17). It’s great to meet the dawn on the beach, coming there .
In the afternoon time for a cafe, eating and enjoying the heat under the shelter. Along the coast a lot of cafes. They are so cute, homemade. No pathos, no gloss absolutely. Very simple, but at the same time beautiful and romantic. And all the tables are turned to the ocean. We just ordered a coffee or fresh and looked at the ocean. I was also very surprised that most of these cafes have bookshelves where tourists leave their books for future travelers. But keep in mind: air conditioners are rarely where they are. A great option is Ayurveda massage. On the street, right in front of the ocean there are such small tents made of palm trees – they simply give them divine relaxation. For an hour, with an abundance of oils, every millimeter of your body is massaged directly. And it costs a penny. An hour of massage is 400 GEL (approximately $ 8). It’s no sin during the day and a little rest in the hotel – take a nap for an hour or so. Because of the habit of such a heat, it is very difficult to sleep.
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When the heat subsides, it is approximately from 17.00 (although some tourists leave at 15, but it was hard for me at that time, because +30 for me it is already unbearable) – you can go for a walk. To go, for example, to see the neighboring cities, to wander around Panadzhim (the state capital), to visit Buddhist temples.
Here are mostly simple but comfortable hotels.
I stayed in a three-star hotel – the conditions are excellent. Apartments surrounded by amazing vegetation. And each room has a balcony overlooking the ocean. Gardens shade the sun with palm trees. Coconuts can be torn right out the window. They like this almost in the room.
Often in the sun, I took fruit, some kind of drink and read it on the balcony. Or just sat and listened to nature. You don’t even want to listen to music or go online …
By the way, the hotels are super service. Very clean: the room is cleaned 2-3 times a day. All staff are good-natured and open.