Monsoon journey to Goa ️ | photograph diary • Magali Vaz

2022 has been lots fairly intense 12 months up to now, with fantastic highs in addition to some unlucky lows. I really visited Goa thrice this 12 months, which might be a private document?

Journey #3 is the latest one, a brief getaway with pricey pals who moved cities just a few months in the past. It was one thing we talked about for months & because the date drew nearer, my pleasure (& anxiousness) mounted! I can not keep in mind the final time I visited within the wet season. Whereas I can be sharing some vlogs from the journey, now {that a} month has handed I assumed it would be a good time to share some recollections via just a little photograph diary (all captured on my cellphone)

The Idyllic Vistadome Journey

There’s numerous methods to get to Goa from Mumbai – highway (automotive/van/bus), practice, flight. I’ve undoubtedly tried all of them. Whereas a flight is the quickest, the inaccessibility of the airport is the explanation I often select the in a single day bus. Tejas, who I used to be touring with prompt touring by the flowery vistadome coach on the Jan Shatabdi. It was one of many highlights of the journey, with panoramic views of the Konkan (which is so lush presently of the 12 months!)

I believe I packed mild for the primary time in my life – a easy, streamlined wardrobe that was each location & climate applicable. I am sporting a crop high, Fjallraven kanken sling in addition to nylon cargo / trackpant hybrid (which have plenty of pockets & repel water, double whammy!) I wore Crocs & did not carry any spares as a result of they have been simply the one factor I wanted. Equipment have been tremendous simple- gold earrings, a few my favourite rings & my treasured HMT watch (I ought to’ve skipped the watch, contemplating the climate).

Seashore Day

Mother hooked us up with wonderful rooms at our favourite resort in Benaulim, a village that sorta looks like residence. It was good to take Rydell & Tejas round, to indicate them my favourite spots & introduce them to the native distributors for kadak chai & freshly made steak pav. We deliberately abstained from planning an excessive amount of & simply determined to take every day because it comes. One in every of our first main outings was a day on the seaside, which is fortunately simply strolling distance away. We settled in at one of many seaside shacks & since I used to be feeling adventurous, I assumed it would be enjoyable to attempt urrak, a standard Goan liquor distilled from cashew fruit.

The urrak (with limca) was so refreshing, we needed to get a second spherical! Then, we took a pleasant little stroll on the seashore because the solar set.

Furry Pals

It was my second time on the identical resort in just some months (I used to be there with mother in the summertime) so I had befriended the native cats & canine, & I used to be delighted to see them keep in mind me so we might choose up the place we left off!

The cats are so fantastic (they’re each feminine, with fully divergent personalities) & the canine is massive, brown & extraordinarily pleasant! I made common detours to feed the cats all through the day. The canine roams the place she desires & she would discover us exterior our rooms or on our walks.

A day journey to the town

On our final full day in Goa, we employed scooters & took a day journey to Margao, the closest metropolis. It is customary for non resident Goans to go to the native spots & deliver our favourite meals again residence with us.

We began the day by heading to the choris stall (native Goan sausages – they’re to die for), dropped by Zantye’s for some cashew nuts & determined to lunch on the iconic Longuinos.

I had taken barely ailing presently so I made a decision it would be a good suggestion to have a shot of cashew feni (very potent native liquor) which has lengthy been thought of a house treatment for chilly & cough. Ingesting it feels such as you’ve set your esophagus on fireplace momentarily. I am unsure if it helped with the cough nevertheless it did achieve get me day drunk, I am fairly the light-weight.

5 days handed by within the blink of an eye fixed, however I am reviling the journey via the images & video! All of those have been taken on my Pixel 6a. I hope this evokes you to attempt one thing completely different in your subsequent getaway. x

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