The three of us had last travelled together in 2012 to Thailand and lets just say that we didn’t want it to be another decade before we did another trip. I had even blogged about the 2012 trip here. (You’ll also notice that I’m wearing one same bikini in both the trips! Haah! Probably the only blogger who repeats a bikini even after 7 years) So, somehow, we managed to plan a trip and make it happen in 2019 and we went to Goa because of time-constraints – we all live in different places (one in a different continent all together), have very different work schedules and obviously a lot more going on in our lives than what we had 7 years back.
We stayed at Terra Rossa Resort on Morjim Beach which is quite cheap because we decided to go old school and share a room between all 3 of us! For this time of the year Morjim & Ashwem beach were quite empty especially on the weekdays (Goa tourism has apparently taken a big hit in 2018 according to the locals for reasons nobody seemed to know). I love empty beaches so hey! Good for me!
We ate some really good food over the 4 days at places like Gunpowder, Olive, Palm Grove Beach Resort, Arpora Night Market, La Cucina & more. Spent time on the beach, walked around a bit, danced a bit at Soro – The Village Pub and got particularly traumatized (not me) by certain frogs in our bathroom – the first, red and black coloured one was successfully flushed away to wherever but the second and third more common looking ones were perhaps more experienced flushers so one actually came back up, swimming through human shit, flew on the wall and perched itself up there like swimming through human shit was an everyday thing for it.
Anyway, enough of that – on to the pics (no shit in these I promise)
After that it was lunch at Gunpowder in Assagao. We overate. So much so that we decided to skip dinner that day. Don’t miss the Kingfish in Coconut Curry and the Spicy Chorizo starters. Also, TOO MANY PINACOLADAS because sooo good.
Friday nght we went out dancing for a bit to Soro The Village Pub. Live music, fresh brewed beers and an okay DJ. But the right company is usually all that matters. Fun fun night.
Next day was spent sun bathing on Ashwem Beach and for lunch we found the perfect spot at Palm Grove Beach Resort and spent the entire day drinking chilled white wine. I loved the avocado prawn sandwich there.
Hope to do this with my babies sooner next time. Deepika is a boss lady at Teach For India in Pune and Anviti is currently on a 3 month sabbatical from her job at Amazon in Luxemborg – she is learning some traditional Indian crafts in India and travelling across the world during her 3 months. I.AM.BLOGGING. L.O.L