that little cafe by the fish market is also one of my favourite places to sit and watch the world go by, great place for people watching... As you say, almost the Real India....
My favourite spot has to be Arpora because I love the scenery around there - it's quite rural , but 5 mins in a taxi to the lovely Baga beach and many good restaurants.
Coming to Goa in a train from the south of India, the sight of Dudhsagar water falls was a refreshing change. I was surprised when I found beer being sold in the trains (BIR BIR COLD BIR...)
Colve in South Goa was where we stopped and got stuck with it for the next few years, always stayed in Colmar Hotel (it did not have a pool at that time) and the bar in the reception area was always full of people and a great place to socilize. Loved the open disco behind the Splash shack...Goa was so very different.
Last two years, I have been going to North Goa and like Baga for its night life, Calangute for the South Indian restaurant opp to the Tourist home. Also like Vagator at sunset. Irrespective of the changes in Goa, there is always a spot where you can chill and it brings back memories of the Goa it once was. For me its always going to be Goa...
Help I'm starting to turn into a romantic
Not a resort as such though as it never features in Brochures, but I have seen some cracking hotels around the place with a few new ones popping up here and there, more for the independent traveller this place
I stayed in Arpora this time and wasn`t all that struck, apart from the All Spice Restaurant which was very good and the fact that it wasn`t too far from the other resorts with a bit more life.
we took this picture one morning in Calangute and if its anything to go by you sure would see a lot of real india from the road side cafe ..
Fiona maybe you could put the picture on this post ...its the one with all the motorbikes.....called busy day in calangute ....(colleen)