The long-awaited vacation in Goa
Goa our family loves for a long time and unquestioningly. And now, we went to this amazing country for a piece of shanti, the warmest sea, endless beaches, fruits and smiling Indians. February for a vacation in Goa is just wonderful, everything is as written – the heat, the sun, the weather meets expectations, everything blooms and smells. In fact, in Goa, good weather persists until the month of May, then there may be heavy rains. We were lucky – there was never a rain.
When visiting Goa, we always choose Cavelossim as our location, we have many friends there, there is a Russian restaurant with a wonderful hostess, Julia. The beaches are sandy and very comfortable, you can find a nook and relax at your pleasure. The apartments were rented in a familiar place near the Sal river, here is the view from the window:
This is an ordinary Indian village, although this part of Goa is one of the richest, but life, there is life:
There are two hotels in this area that deserve attention if you do not want to bother and rent apartments yourself – Hati Mahal Cavelossim and Redisson Blue Cavelossim, there are Lila Kempinski luxury class and a few more, but they are much lower than the level, they are not difficult to find on the Internet.
They come here for a positive charge, the energy inherent only to this place. India does not accept everyone, some feel uncomfortable here, they everywhere see dirt and unsanitary conditions. Dirt is certainly present, not more than in any other Asian country, but this is a small minus in front of a huge plus. For me personally, India gives a feeling of freedom and flight, here all the most hidden movements of the soul blossom. You can spend whole days on the beach, just sunbathing, walking from one cafe to another, chatting and bargaining with sellers of small things, meeting an old man who offers to clean your ears and, seriously, takes out real stones from there, just look into the sky, it’s unique there , especially at sunrise and sunset.
And when you get tired of just wandering around, go to the Sal river to catch crabs, a crab boat can be rented for $ 50, the river world will delight you with amazing views, lots of bright exotic birds that nest off the coast, mangroves and of course a wonderful catch.
The highest waterfall Dudhsagar with a stream length of 605 meters is so great that even a railway was laid past it, it is operational and you can watch how the trains passing add their voice to the sound of the water. Here the streams made a deep pool and you can swim in the invigorating clear mountain water with huge carps living here in plenty. Just watch the things left on the shore, the obtuse monkeys do not yawn and strive to steal, which is poorly guarded.
Goa has so many different and beautiful places, like in any country, that can be described endlessly. Staying in the south, you should definitely visit the north, a party and colorful place, strikingly different from the calm southern life.
There are almost deserted places, little explored, but even there you find a cafe with home cooking, where you are welcomed and treated to delicacies:
Here is a paradise for lovers of seafood, freshly squeezed juices, exotic fruits and spices. Indian cuisine is incredibly inventive and delicious, it has a lot of original dishes that are not like anything else. Although the Indians themselves prefer vegetable food, the meat is cooked in excellent spices, giving it a very unusual taste and aroma. And what are the cakes of Nana with different additions – an overeating!
If you are going to India for the first time, do not try to understand this country, just relax and let it bewitch you, open a positive perception and you will love this place, and it will love you.
We will come back here more than once, even though there are many different wonderful places on the planet, but I will always expect trips here with trepidation and anticipation.