Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Goa in the Rains

I love Goa. After years of dreaming about vacationing in goa I finally visited it for first time in 2014. And since then, there has been no turning back. After being there 4 times, I was slightly nervous about my monsoon trip.You see, I am not a monsoon person. I mean I love "watching" rain but not participate in all that messy body-shuddering affair. And it was raining cats and dogs so I was almost sure my vacation is ruined.

 But surprisingly, I had a great time. Here's how:

Pick a room with good view (If you are like me and love watching sea without running around with muddy feet, getting soaked head to toe).

Eat. Had some of the best food ever. World's best Fish Fofos ( pic). Hot and spicy prawns curry with rice. Why eat healthy when on vacation?

Sleep like a dog ( literally :P) . You don't want to go sight seeing in goa rain. Trust me. Find a bed and knock yourself out.

When sky clears a bit go take a walk on beach. Or find a bench with view away from crowd( as I did)

No vacation is complete without chicken. Try something other than usual chilly chicken. How about some Kombdechem Sukhem (pic)? Loved the authentic goan recipe developed by tribal communities.

Above picture is my lame attempt to capture breathtaking rainbow from room. But what a sight it was..there is something absolutely magical about rainbows. I hope I get to see it again sometime...

No matter in which part of planet we are in, tea time never changes. I was always a tea girl. You see, coffee is not my cup of tea (eh..?)

Eat(again). You see my idea of relaxation involves lot of food. Including desserts. Bebinca. No its not a girl. Although, it could be..hmm..anyway when in goa, try this traditional goan/mangalorean desserts. It ain't no chocolate pudding but it has a subtle taste of it's own. I enjoyed it.

After a long day ( eat-sleep-eat routine), you can watch sunset. No, you can't actually see sun going down in monsoon but you know it is somewhere beyond those clouds. Just breathe in that sea breeze and zone out into the world far far away.

Now that's what I call a good day!

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