Arrive on Thursday morning on the Qatar Air flight, jam packed as usual. Goa has been packed with local tourists as Diwali coincided with a weekend and school holidays. It was manic trying to cross the main Calangute Candolin road. Very hot and the beaches are very very busy. The big exodus has started this morning as all the out of state cars start the long journey home. Quite a few Russian tourists here as their package flights started last month but as the British charter flights only started this weekend they are not many on the beach yet. The exchange rate being offered is about 94 Rp to the £ all in all good to be back again and getting back in the Goa groove.
Have a great time! Keep us updated please. Would love to hear your views. It's been a few years since I went and am looking forward to my visit
Although the visa can now be done online it still puts people off going. We would like to try a few days in the South but I think it may just be too quiet! Mind you the first visit to Goa was at a time of year when almost all restaurants in Candolim were not open yet and it huge parts of it were in darkness at night. The taxi driver wasnt too sure about taking us in from Holiday Street as he couldn't think what was open:-D Yes you did get honest taxi drivers then!
On a positive- the exchange rate could perhaps persuade some to give Goa a go!
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