Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Agonda, Goa, India

Mar 25, 2009 - Sightseeing in South Goa

I set out with another guy from the overland truck early this morning and headed to Paolem, a larger “chill out” beach town 12 kilometers away from Agonda. Larger numbers of tourists stay in Paolem, and as such, Paolem offers an array of activities for tourists. The beach is lined with beachfront hut complexes and outdoor thatched roof restaurants, and on the beach itself, a number of locals offer boat trips to tourists to see the herds of dolphins which allegedly frequent the coastal waters several kilometers away from Paolem. I use the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Break From the Law

Mar 24, 2009 - Chilling Out in Goa at Agonda Beach

Everyone who knows me realizes that I am not the type to sit on the beach sunning myself – not for more than 5 minutes, anyway. Today was no exception. I used the day to read, explore the area around Agonda Beach and - during the mid-afternoon heat – surf the net for several hours. For me, this is about the closest I come to a “chill out” day. Given the great pains that using the internet involved in East Africa, and the virtual nonexistence of the internet outside of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, it feels good to once again be connected online...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Break From the Law

Feb 28, 2009 - Agonda: people and pictures

I've met many wonderful people here. There are lots of european travelers here but they keep to themselves and I'm just fine with that. I've already mentioned Gilligan. Then there's the gas man, who sits on the corner with water bottles full of gas. I paid Rs 100 to fill up the scooter and ever since then, he waves to me and smiles as I drive past. Paul runs the restaurant at Palm Beach Lifestyle Resort. He spent 8 years in America and ran two Punjabi restaurants and even a Tony Roma's. He is from Punjab and comes down here to work and...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Hindiana Jones

Feb 27, 2009 - Gilligan and my scooter

Dercy's Coco-huts has a night watchman. His name is Matthew but really, I call him Gilligan (to myself). He sort of shows up when you least expect him to and he's a little bit goofy in a very endearing way. I took a picture of him (in his Gilligan hat) but pictures will have to wait for the next post. I haven't uploaded them yet. He gave me a stack of post cards this morning. I don't know why. I don't know where I'll put them, but I have to keep them. (Karren, you can have them. You asked for post cards.) My lock broke (it wouldn't open) on...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Hindiana Jones

Feb 26, 2009 - Coconut Trees and Yoga

I arrived in Goa Wednesday afternoon. I wanted to head to Agonda which is in the southern part of Goa. It is on the ocean amidst coconut trees, huts and rolling hills. My travel book says that nothing resembles your quintessential tropical paradise more than Agonda. I finally figured out which bus to take. I was the sole “westerner” and was crammed in with ~60 people and it should probably only occupy 30. I thought I was going to faint; it was so hot. 2 hours later we reached the first station. I got out, found my next bus and waited...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Hindiana Jones

Dec 13, 2008 - Agonda Beach

Since our train does not leave until Monday at 23:18 we decided to retreat to this beach and kick back for the weekend...no internet, no TV, no news...there are even overlanders camped here, the first we've seen in India! We ckecked into Fatima Guest House where the owner gave us a room for 400 r. which normally goes for 600 r. but business is down and we are only staying 2 nites. 12-14 Very lazy day...did a little swim, a little walk, and a lot of reading. The town is stretched along a very long & wide beach which is mostly void of people....

Jump to full entry

Nov 27, 2008 - Goa

Hi everyone, Once again we are in another world and it's hard to believe we still haven't left India. Matt and I arrived in Goa a few days ago and have been exhaling since. It is super hot here, mellow and quiet. Yesterday we rented a scooter (and by rent I mean we gave a guy about 4 dollars and he gave us his keys, no questions, no instructions:) and drove and drove all through hills and jungle and villages for most of the day. This morning we watched dolphins poking out of the waves about 5 metres off shore as we ate our breakfast and...

Jump to full entry

Jan 20, 2008 - Agonda - Getting there

To get to Goa, we took an overnight sleeper from Bombay. As soon as we climbed into our 2nd class sleeper, we realized that it was going to be a looooong 11 eleven hours. The train ride itself was comfortable enough. But the other passengers (all around us) prevented anything like a restful sleep. I think some people don't get out much because there was a group of young local people that laughed and giggled until about 4am. We were both anxious to get off the train and get on with it. We finally made it to Palolem, Goa at about 4pm and,...

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com