Friday, November 03, 2006

Everybody loves Goa - commercial tourism

GOA, the hippy haven of india. it beckons you.
a big beautiful village with numerous beautiful beaches and bunglows.
time in months is what you need to experience the magic of the entire stretch of Goa.It keeps calling you back


fleaonthesea

the flea market at anjuna beach opens every wednesday. the varied colored displays








fleawitme

the shop keepers wooing the tourists with the abuntant junk jewellery and accessories.
i was asked to luk at one of the display, i liked a bead chain, asked how much, 75 she said, no way i said, she insists, ask for 10, accepts! so " bargain is the mantra."
wit this experience i head to a diff shop and get two bead chains for 15 rs. good timepass!










watchalukinat

looking at the sea?
numerous beach chairs dot the beach at Baga. and you need to pay to sit in there.

















shoparoundthecorner















saltsealime













stilstanding


you sense a very casual feeling all around you. No one is in a hurry and everyone seems to be having a vacation, be it the tourists or the goans themselves. No matter to what extent it mite be exploited or commercialized, but still in there lingers, the aura of Goa that still needs to be discovered. You are what you want to be, to stand alone or get lost in the crowd. to drive the narrow lanes or walk along the shore. to read a book or to swim in the warm sea, to eat or meditate. to sleep or see the sun set. you live a life here.

Goa is split into north goa, south and old goa.
North goa has for ages been the most sought out destination which includes beaches
candolim, baga, calangute, anjuna and vagator.

old goa houses the churches which are declared to be a world heritage mounument.

South goa is more calmer and the beaches start from colva all the way to Palolem.



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