October 11, 2008

Fun things to do in Goa that the brochures don't tell you about

Take Goa Express from Pune and travel sleeper class.
What you'll see when you wake up in the morning is this awesome sight! Yes, the Sahyadris!

Watch the sunset on the beach...

...but watch out for sand monsters with pink eyes!

Take the dolphin cruise...we saw 7-8 dolphins. Big thrill!

Take a scooter on hire and drive around. Rs 250 for 8 hours + petrol.

LOOK at houses in Goa. They are truly amazing!

...told you!

This one's in Panjim. As a local said,
"Its only in Goa that we can get away with these colours!"

My favourite: the saluting soldier on top of the Goan houses

Sometimes, surprise! You'll find crowing cocks!

Visit the museum 'Houses of Goa'

Walk around in Panjim

Visit this shop. It has Mario Miranda's stuff!!

This was a re-visit to Goa, for me, a very special place that represents the beginning of a journey. This time it was a look back into the future.

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Photos copyright Sadhana Ramchander

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your succesful completion of two years of blogging.Keep it up.I think you should make your writings available to "real" people........I like the new look.It shows satisfaction on the face of the blogger.
The new perspective on Goa is useful and informative.The pictures are truly lovely.Jaya

Ramesh said...

Hi Sadhana,
Wonderful piece on Goa. Almost a travelogue--well written with superb photographs. Goa is very special to us. we represented our college(KMC) in debate& Elocution in a national meet in Goa Medical College in 1979.We have a painting of a photograph of the beachfront in our living room.Enjoyed your blog. Keep it up !!!

Ramesh

Sadhana Ramchander said...

Thanks, Jaya and Ramesh.

Ramesh...good to see you back here.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! Did not get a chance to check your blog recently but the pictures from GOA and simple pictures of rain shows the simplicity of the blogger and eye for natural beauty. Liked the colorful pictures of GOA. especially one shot on the boat of ganesha in the background. True touch of an artiste who loves simple things of life and shows in your blog. Keep it up and keep the spirit alive to give it a human look. Bloggers picture is very well taken and shows innocense of a child and passion for simple things. Good luck

Sadhana Ramchander said...

Anonymous 2: Thank you for your generous praise.