Goa | 7 days of Make Merry
I feel that citizens of big cities have accepted chaos as a way of life. But, we humans are made for peace and we should keep in touch with tranquility. Off late this chaos had let me a little off my game, but it’s time to roll the dice again. Its time to achieve great things as you will see in my posts soon.
For today’s blog the topic is – A travel log for Goa. It may be nothing new but its mine…
If you wish to get away from the chains and cushions of corporate chairs? Goa offers an air of freedom on its beaches and an invigorating swim in its tides.
Travel Log, Day 1, Star date – 2/9/15
My friend Neha and I travelled to Goa from Bangalore using the SRS Volvo bus service (3/5 Star rating on my scale). I was very excited to stay at Namaste Jungle because its developed and managed by my very best friend – Sons. Namaste jungle is located in an offbeat part of Goa and that’s what makes it so special. The lush green fields of Assagao, Bardez boast of natural beauty and the gentle breeze of the Arabian sea. Away from all the beaches and rave, Assagao has a peaceful and laid back air about it. Namaste Jungle is a boutique resort that offers luxurious cottages amongst the jungles of Assagao. These cottages were a site to see, earthy and rustic.
We visited Anjuna beach next, which is close to Assagao and met up a few more friends. The sunset there has something that makes you want to leave all the bothering thoughts behind and start afresh. This was my 5th visit to the city and I love how every time Goa gives me a zillion reasons to look at things with a different perspective, a calmer perspective.
Travel Log, Day 2 & 3
Day 2 started with a wonderful breakfast from Namaste Jungle and that much needed coffee. Manged by a Russian lady, the restaurant savors in a feel of a treat in the jungle. I am no food blogger so I won’t go into the build of the salads and pastas, but I will say that the lunch at the restaurant was simply so yummy that it felt other wordly. Me and Neha, both paused our lives and simply read our books.
Post this we set off to another magical sunset on Palolim beach. Some gazed in awe. Some caught the moment on camera, some took a dip in the sea, and some like me just stared and meditated. A beach sunset, it’ll draw you, draw you to it’s magic.
Well this was pretty much what we did the next day too. Woke up, had coffee, ate lunch and went off to Candolim beach. The shacks & their food, the view of the beach, the sunbathing for a little more tan, the dips and walks on the coastline, the sunset again. Happy smiling people, sharing the moment, dreaming and deluding.
My friend Neha is bored and can’t take photos to save her life, so I don’t a have #OOTDs to share (LOL, hope she doesn’t kill me after this). Also I generally tend to keep my phone packed away during vacation so I can truly relax.
Travel Log, Day 4, 5 & 6
It was time for Neha to go, but I stayed back to chill more with my host – Sons. Now, I have known her since school and we have a lot to talk about, especially about her most awesome 2 year old son. He has just learnt to walk and tries to eat all that he finds. The next couple of days was a lot of lazing around the Namaste Junlge cottages and a little bit of blogging (wrote this article for Fuji Films – Instaxication).
To make an adventurous booking for Namaste Jungle cottages visit www.booking.com.
I have started to feel that one should never waste time in doing anything important when there is nature they should be sitting with. Because those beams of morning glee can set you free !