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Asia » India » Goa » Baga March 3rd 2019

In bed the night before, I searched to find a comfortable and safe position for my damaged hand. It was not easy because I had to leave it sort of dangling and I wasn’t able to change my position as often as I would have liked. I awoke ready to administer a damage report and plot my next move. What was this?! A miracle had occurred! My hand, which I could barely move the night before, was improbably and drastically healed. It was still tender to the touch, but the swelling had gone way down. Even more miraculous, I could presently move it around at almost near full range of motion. I marveled at the ease that I could touch my pinky to my thumb. And what was even crazier was the fact that, since I ... read more
Miracle at the Beach Box
In front of the Starlight
Pork Chili Fry

Asia » India » Goa » Baga March 2nd 2019

This morning I was not messing around. In an effort to beat the crowds to the beach, I set my alarm for 8am. By 8:30 I was on my way strolling into Baga. I had already found a shortcut by way of a dirt path taken right after walking across the small bridge. There I would pick my way past fishing boats and loose fishing nets. At this early hour I could see local fisherman just coming in from the night and hauling those very same fishing boats and nets ashore. When I got to the Baga Beach I noticed that while it was less busy, it was busy nonetheless. Once again I attracted curious onlookers as I dove through wave after wave and rode them to the shore. A great white whale in his natural ... read more
My Shortcut
Beach Restaurant
Keep Going?

Asia » India » Goa » Baga February 28th 2019

The taxi dropped me off outside my Treebo hotel. There was a giant marquee sign at the entrance with the words Beach Box Hotel. I walked through the towering gates and found no one. I took a look around. This place was definitely funky and unique. It was all metalworks and exotic murals. All of the rooms opened out onto the courtyard with a pool at its center and full open air bar. They had painted the pool bright red. There was nothing cookie cutter about this place whatsoever. Eventually, the manager strolled out informally and checked me in. The whole place was very relaxed. Lucky this was a secure location because as far as I could see the security was non-existent. The hotel was positioned just beyond the northern end of the Baga Beach. I ... read more
Baga Beach!
Walking the Beach

Asia » India » Goa » Baga October 21st 2018

Getting to India for the first time might have been long overdue, but that was no excuse to skip on a plan of action which was destined to take in a cross-section of what the nation entailed. The trip started in Goa state, more specifically Baga beach, and the very location where Goan nightlife is at its most complete, largely thanks to the crop of nightspots which line Tito's lane, the location of Tito's nightclub, India's most namechecked nightspot. Goa has clearly evolved from a hippie hang-out, to a resort where Indian nationals rub shoulders with the influx of foreign tourists eager to sample the throbbing pulse of clubland, and the commercial trappings which run alongside it. Goa is now the kind of resort where one separate hub of activity meshes into another, but in order ... read more
Ramoji Film Studios; Hyderabad; India
Tito's Lane; Baga; Goa; India
Golkonda Fort; Hyderabad; India

Asia » India » Goa » Baga February 17th 2015

A friend back in Pune recommended us this beach shack. We had a dinner at this beach shack in our Goa trip. The Location is awesome, upfront on the baga beach near the Tito's Lane...!!! Even the ambiance is great with candles lit over all the tables...!!! Food is average and Service is very slow...!!!... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Baga February 17th 2015

We landed at Cavala for dinner on our first marriage anniversary. The place has an old world charm with a talented pianist. The food and drinks were good and served well. Great place to relax and enjoy......... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Baga February 2nd 2015

My husband and I stayed at Resort Lagoa Azul in November 2014 to celebrate our First wedding anniversary and have very fond memories of our stay. We checked in very early in the morning and were immediately moved to a very beautiful pool facing room on ground floor. The room and the surrounding area were clean and well maintained. The rooms are spacious and clean with nice big double beds, AC and TV with English channels. Lagoa has 2 lovely pools which are well-kept and there’s plenty of room for sun-bathing with pool service for food and drinks, so you don’t have to expend too much energy! LaGoa Azul is tucked away from the noise and crowds…a little oasis of peace and relaxation set in pretty gardens. Baga beach is only 10 minutes away on the ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Baga January 7th 2012

I am writing this blog on a rattling 14hr train journey heading south to Kochin, Kerela. It's pandemonium around us, with plenty of staring and head wobbles, but we do have a small bunk with a curtain. So forgive me if I waffle on.......... ...I just saw a mouse! Hawkers, Gawkers, and Russian Roulette at Christmas. After only three days in sleepy Cavelossim, South Goa, we were on the move again. We would have stayed longer, but the accommodation was already booked. Still not never normal after food poisoning, we took a taxi to the boisterous, booming and brash town of Baga, North Goa... Luckily for nicetaximan, and friend, the two passengers in the back managed not to barf after every bump@?#!. We passed through small villages and settlements with huge bright white churches? ..Probably the ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Baga November 13th 2011

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 ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Baga June 18th 2011

Mysore to Goa Our night bus to Goa starts, luckliy enough just down the street from our hotel, so it's a quick walk instead of another confusing ride in a Tuk Tuk. The bus is our first sleeper bus experience in India, which I'm looking forward to. I feel like if I can lie down flat, perhaps I can sleep a bit while we're on the bus. Most buses only run at night in India to avoid the traffic, so I better get used to it quick, we have many many more rides ahead of us! The bus, at first impression, is a bit creepy. Its twilight, dark on the bus, and each bunk has curtains to the tight central hallway. There are only about 6 people on the bus when we leave Mysore. I've got ... read more
This is a garbage can at a bus stop
The bus interior by day
Old Panaji House

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