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Published: November 27th 2011
I never actually drank this but it looks great.
As soon as I landed in Goa, I went right to the tourist booth and simply asked him, “Where do I go to party.” He pointed me to Baga and within 30 minutes I was off to what I figured would be a massive beach party. And even though I can’t swim and hate sand with a passion, I was real excited. I read a little bit up on Goa and it was lookin like an unreal spot. I was especially excited about this Goan Trance music that they play in the clubs. My shoulders were ready to rock. I was in for a surprise.
As soon as I got into Baga I looked for the cheapest place in town. I stayed at a place that cost me 30 bucks for 3 nights, total. Grandad was proud of me when I got back to Mumbai to tell him. But if ya wanna know the best part about that, check out the place’s name in the pic. Haha. Anyways, since I arrived at night, I had to eat first then party, so couldn’t really cruise around town. I hit up a restaurant and a bar, finished partying on the beach around
For 3 nights, I stayed at my mom's place. Haha beauty!
3 am for the first night. But the only reason why I was able to eat and dance was because I travelled with a fellow traveller from Israel. Had she not been with me, I wouldn’t have been allowed to entire these places – couples only. You gotta be kiddin me!
Apparently this is the case all over India. If you wanna get into the clubs, you have to be with a woman to get in. Otherwise its 20 bucks Canadian and there is no way an Indian, or one with some Indian blood in him is willing to pay that. The beach clubs or shacks are free, but because of a noise crack down, most shut off the tunes around 11 pm. So much for a beach-techno blast bonanza! The best shack was one called Zanzibar, which played unreal techno until 11pm, awesome. And the fact that it was called Zanzibar, I was again reminded of how much I missed Tanzania.
Still, as always I managed to have a great time. I met some beauties from Mumbai at the Casino so I had some solid drinkin buddies to cruise around town with. I also hit up a
fishin tour where I caught absolutely nothing, but the beer and the view was pretty solid and met some good ol’folks on the boat as well. Goa overall is actually a solid spot, but best to hit it at the end of the year when the techno party is in full force for 2 weeks. If you go when I went, its best to go with a lady friend because its not the clubbing, partyin, singles bash I thought it was gonna be.
After my Goan adventure I returned for one last full day in Mumbai. On one hours sleep, I had three missions to complete before I headed back to Tanzania. To eat as many different street foods as possible, have McDonalds, and buy something that I was dying to play for a while. The pic tells it all, mission accomplished.
In the end I had an amazing experience. India is a fascinating country. It is a massive mix of people from different back rounds, religions, and economic classes. Overall the people are great but need to try and be more Canadian and taker easy once and a while. This also goes for partying. Everyone loves to
party and I really think they need more places to do that in many places around India. The couples crap needs to go too, that’s a joke. Bars are for getting girls, not to bring them - unless you plan to trade up, haha!
I really do wish I was able to see more of Mumbai. Most of my family is from there and the folks who are primarily responsible for building the city are Parsi, just like my family. My next trip back here I plan on doing a Southern tour and seeing more of Bollywood. Overall, I had a beauty time and was looking forward to getting back to Tanzania and Shinyanga in particular.
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