Goa was one of those intriguing places I wanted to visit. I had heard so many mixed stories about it, from people loathing the place and it’s trance party night life, to others who never wanted to leave. For me, my purpose was purely to relax by the sea. I was warned it would be quiet as it was heading into low season, but that didn’t bother me. It had been quiet generally everywhere anyway.
My first stop was in Panaji, in central Goa. I arrived late on Good Friday evening, and I spent three nights there. With it’s Portuguese influence, it was a great place to wonder and admire the architecture. Being Easter places were closed, but there was enough to do and see to keep me occupied. I spent my first day walking through the streets of the new town and my second day visiting Old Goa. I stayed in a fabulous guest house in a great location which made my stay that more enjoyable.
You can catch a bus from Panaji to Old Goa. It was my first and only time on a bus during my time in India. I managed to get around without using them!
After two days of walking in the heat, it was time to head to the beach! Next stop North Goa.
Photos shot on a Fujifilm XT100 ©Not The Jealous Kind 2015