Partying on new year’s eve, on most of the occasion, have made me regret the next day. Too much crowd in hotels/clubs, hustle-bustle on the streets, the crowd going berserk at not getting food/ drinks on time leaves me in a perplexed state. So 2017 had to be a peaceful one. And what better than South Goa!
While North Goa is crowded and boisterous on new year’s eve, south maintains its charm by being extremely calm and pristine. Mostly pervaded by foreigners, you may for once, feel like entering in a foreign land.
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I had 3 more friends accompanying me in this journey. I, being the only mutual friend amongst us, we were skeptical about how our trip will end. Though, I am always eager to have a new and refreshing experience; whether good or bad, both comes with a learning. And to all of our surprise, it turned out to be one of the most memorable trips. Since the stay and bikes were heavy on our pockets, we decided to only rent bikes and managed to sleep on station and on beaches.This was our first experience of celebrating the new year in an unorthodox way.
No one ever complained how uneasy they felt while sleeping on the station, or the chills they felt while sleeping on the cold sand, no one ever desired to go to the fancy shacks/hotel; we ate in decent, less crowded hotels, cherished any kind of music played in the vicinity, dancing to the tune of life, clicked fewer pictures but saved every moment in our hearts. We were all like-minded and decided to enjoy our trip the way it came to us and this turned into an adventure.
“I can’t believe we did this! It was on my bucket list to sleep on the beach under the open sky, listening to the waves”- said one of my friends as the sun alarmed us to wake up and I questioned myself in introspection whether this journey was a reward for living in the moment? We earned happiness while spending less money keeping a promise in our hearts to visit Goa again.
Here’s the glimpse of the places we visited in South Goa.
Majorda Beach :
Varca Beach :
Cola Beach :
Cavelossim Beach :
P.S – All pictures are clicked from mobile.