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    Goa....india

    Just wondered if anyone knows anything about Goa in India. I've been looking at the maps and a few books. It seems that the best beaches are in the south (with the best hotels) The most lively spots seem to be in the North of Goa....but there aren't any good hotels listed. Would appreciate it if anyone could give some advice.. I'm thinking of going for a month or so after Pattaya. I want some lively area but with a good hotel.

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    Get down to Palolem beach in the South of Goa. My favourite beach anywhere in the world.

    When I was there a few years ago there weren't any hotels there, only guest houses. They were building a resort hotel two beaches down though.

    I stayed in a hut made from woven palm fronds on the beach. Very nice, but it is possible to get a villa.

    If you want, I can scan some photos and post them up for you.

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    Thanks. Those photos would be very helpful.

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    This site looked ok

    http://www.gogoa.com/

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    OK, I've scanned some of my piccies.

    This was my abode for a few weeks.



    And this was the view every evening



    Fek knows what I was doing up this early!



    Especially after getting wasted the night before!!


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    The two beaches south of Palolem are wonerful (or at least they were).



    But you need to charter a boat to reach Butterfly Beach and see some dolphins.



    Back to Palolem Beach for some fruit.



    And lastly, the river mouth at the north end of Palolem Beach.


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    Bogmallo beach resort

    it is just down of the airport, 4 km, nice 5 stars hotel in small fishing and coconut alcohol destillery place...

    From there you're few km to the town or if you go south along the coast lots of palm trees and rice fields allterning, beautifull scenery...

    This Bogmallo should be less then 100 us i think, i went there often, but this is now over 10 years ago...

    It's not the "68" smoking and clubbing area, may be 30 km away from that... but scuba diving snorkeling, fishing with natives...

    The sun is blaaddy hot, carefull ! and the animals are hungry! i threw one sead of a fruit and few birds attacked me on the balcony 5 th floor, Hitchcock style, the people are great...

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    Thanks to both ofyou. it looks better than I had thought.

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    Lighthouse Beach right down south is very nice too if you get bored with Goa.

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    I second Marmite's verdict. However, I also suggest that you rent a motorcycle. Many of Goa's beaches are located faraway and public transport isn't exactly the best. With a motorcycle you can go all over the city to check out the place that you like best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Lighthouse Beach right down south is very nice too if you get bored with Goa.
    Do you mean Kaniyakumari?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Fek knows what I was doing up this early!



    Especially after getting wasted the night before!!
    Given Goa is on the west coast, I imagine 6-00 pm isn't really all that early!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog



    Especially after getting wasted the night before!!

    looky looky - theres a bong there !

    i thought u didnt like drugs MtD !



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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog



    Especially after getting wasted the night before!!

    looky looky - theres a bong there !

    i thought u didnt like drugs MtD !


    What bong? I was drinking beer.

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    tyhink it was the blue thing looks like flash light, But you never know about these sneaky druggies...

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    nah the blue thing is definately a flashlight,

    but in the centre of the table is something with a big sliver top ... and dont tell me its a lamp doggie.

    also i thought goa was like the mecca for druggies, why would u be going there then marmers?

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    That thing was a lamp!

    And the blue thing was my torch (since lost).

    With regard to drugs, the Indian authorities are quite tough on them, but where we stayed was owned by a policeman (or someone with connections), so they were happy to let people smoke a bit of ganja.

    I was happy with the beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    ... and dont tell me its a lamp doggie.
    Quote Originally Posted by MtD

    its a lamp.....
    oh never mind.....

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    Thanks for comments on Goa. BTW what is supply of lady friens like in Goa??? Is it similar to LOS??

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    Opps! I meant "Lady FRIENDS" (Just in case you thought I was into "friens" Perish the thought!!!

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    A friendly taxi driver may be able to sort you out with a hooker, but I wouldn't (and didn't) bother. I don't think the standards are very high. You'll certainly not be able to find that Moghul harem experience.

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    Thanks for all replies . We have now booked a small (cheap) hotel close to Calangute Beach. It seems to be the centre of any activity AND has a beach . If anything of interest happens I'll post. (That will be in November...if I survive Pattaya!!!)

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    Hmmm, I didn't like Calangute, but I hope you have a good holiday.

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    What were the downsides of Calangute?? Is it really horrific?

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    Not horrific (don't worry).

    It didn't have much character. Kinda reminded me of an English beach rather than a tropical paradise. We stayed for two days before moving on back to Baga in the north for Christmas. I'll have a look for some pictures when I get home.

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