Goa Journals

A summer break in the middle of winter

A January 2004 trip to Goa by kikifish

Arambol Beach Photo, Goa, India More Photos
Quote: Fantastic weather, relaxing beaches, delicious food. . . it's everything you can ask for a perfect holiday.

A summer break in the middle of winter

Overview

Arambol Beach Photo, Goa, India
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One the best things was my first dive in a shipwreck. I wasn’t planning to go diving, but the prices are low so it was an opportunity to get a diving lesson and a proper dive for about 15 pounds. The water was really warm (28C) and it was a real treat to be face to face with the kind of fish you only see in documentaries.Quick Tips: We traveled to Goa in January, and it was a very busy period. It's better to go from mid-February and onwards if you want peace and quiet and of course better prices in accommodation.Best Way To Get Around: We got a bit of a shock when we first saw the Goan’s driving behaviour. My boyfriend, although he is a keen motorbike rider, thought it was impossible...Read More

Culture

Attraction | "A bit of culture."

Culture Photo, Goa, India
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Between Calangute and Candolim, you can find the Kerkar Art Complex. Subodh Kerkar is the main exhibition artist and the founder of the complex. He is a multi-disciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, and photo installer, and has established himself as one of the most talented, internationally-acclaimed artists. His work is mainly inspired from the sea and sealife. Visit his website here. You can also have dinner in the restaurant, which offers mainly Goan cuisine. Every Tuesday in the the open air auditorium you can enjoy concerts of classical Indian music and dance. This is the only place in Goa where you can listen to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2004

Culture
Gaurawado, Calangute, Goa - 403516
Goa, India

Local Artist

Attraction

Local Artist Photo, Goa, India
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We were driving towards Arambol beach when we noticed a house on the side of the road with masks hanging from the walls. Driven from curiosity and the beautiful masks we decided to go in and have a look. A little girl welcomed us as she was calling her mum. We got into the house, which was a small gallery covered with masks of Lord Ganesh and other Hindu deities.We picked a couple of masks and as we were ready to go, the artist Mr Vishwanath K. Shetgaonkar came in and he offered to show us all his work, from embossing on silver, brass, copper, and papier machie items. He also offered us tea and biscuits as he explained his work, his exhibition in Panjim, and all around India, and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2004

Local Artist
Mariwada, Morjim, Pernem, Goa
Goa, India

For coffee lovers

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My favourite cold coffee ever was in “Coffee” in Baga. A wide variety of coffees from the classic cappuccino (the real Italian thing, not the one we have in the UK), to the cold “Arabian Heights” coffee with a pinch of cardamom. Amazing coffee(and for only R33)! We went once and after we ended up going every single day.