Travelling Tales: Goa Vacation: A Look Back at My Happy Place

I’m back after a much-needed, relaxing vacation at Goa and it feels great! Woohoo! Over the past few years, Goa has become my happy place. The second I step on the beach I feel like everything’s alright. While most of my Goa vacations have been in North Goa, this time, it was in South Goa. This part of Goa is less commercialised and less touristy than North Goa. This means that you see more open spaces and green lands here than in the North of Goa.


While I was prepared for a rainy Goa vacation, what I got was a pleasant getaway surrounded by greenery, slightly turbulent waters by the beach and friends who were quite happy to explore good food. And not surprisingly, everywhere I went, I had a few good books for company too. Not sure how many of you read my previous post that I wrote while I was planning to pack for Goa. In that, I had mentioned that I was planning to take Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys, and Rick Yancey’s The Infinite Sea.

What I ended up taking with me were Neil Gaiman’s How the Marquis got his Coat Back, Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, George Orwell’s Animal Farm, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle. Well, that’s 5 books for a 4 day trip. Anxious much? Well, yes, I am that type. If you haven’t read my post about my bookaphobia, check it out here. All in all, I managed to finish reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a few pages of The Girl on the Train and Tinkle, a collection of Indian comics for children that’s published bi-monthly.


When I was not reading, I was busy scarfing down some delicious food and enjoying the beach despite it being a little cloudy and overcast. I even managed to catch an episode of Masterchef Australia (a show that I used to watch quite religiously until a couple of years ago), Vice Principals, Supergirl and good old Friends. All in all, I had a great vacation!


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