10 November 2010

GOA........

It was my first time in Goa. Vini, Bharu and Myself celebrated our Diwali this year in this amazing place. Therez so much I want to pen down about the know-how. It’s been more than 72 hrs am back home, I still sense what was I doing at same time 4 days ago……I refuse to flipside to reality, recollecting the fairy-tale from Day 1 to Day3..

It all started 2 months ago, when I was going through lot of stressboth at Home and work. A routine call to Vini and she just wanted usto get away and have the girlie time. We booked our flight tickets onspot Aug 17th and least did we know then it was DIWALI time….Hubby was considerate and I could sense his disappointment since he had his plans for our long weekend. Got a Go-ahead and our trip was confirmed.The thought of spending time in a beach resort, a new place I have never explored, with diverse kinda populace was itself so welcoming. The thought of cleaning my dust-collected excursion bag and packing was so riveting…The thought of spending 3 days with two beautiful ladies, I have known from 8 yrs was so gripping and exploratory…I so very badly wanted this FEEL, kept it closed until I landed there… It was very well planned 3 day trip to Goa, taking experts advise so we do not miss on the BEST stuff while we there. We had our apt clothing to Itenary planned.

Day 1: Reached airport early morning, Excitement filled us each moment.. We checked in to the resort much before and hadenough time to have a lazy breakfast. We settled at John’s nearby toour resort and took a lovely melancholy ride from the day we all joinedwork together back in 2002 to all the hilarious incidents we wentthrough…Memories filled the air, laughed at moments so funnyfor us today…
Breakfast was English and tea kept flowinguntil noon, unless we swayed ourselves to continue post sometime. This was one Heavy lazy longest breakfast we had in ourlives….Went back to our room to freshen up and change for the Beach….It was agreat walk on the shores.
The dampness turning our skin almost golden and the much looked-for Dip in sea moves us to the world of paradise; so apt to rejuvenate from the heat…the marine holds us there, never wanting to leave back to the shores ( my feel) We pushed ourselves back to shores and Settled in one of the shacks to order our drink and late lunch…

We booked a car for the evening drive to the Fort and the sunset view. The evening weather, matched with sunset near the sea make me feel low and depresses but both girlsenjoyed the calm and peace that throws at you! Back to action late evening, to indulge in great Food for dine and Live band Music at Cavala Inn. With our drinks and head banging music, we were all set for an action packed evening to relieve the stress and what a way to conclude our Day1…

Day2: Waking up without the Alarm and having bed tea with sea view andgossiping with two fav ladies was the most beautiful thing that hashappened to me…This was a complete “BEACH DAY”, with us trying Parasailing and jetsking (I DID IT!!!!)…whoaawwww initially with fear and almost scaring the instructor but slowly picking up the feel and enjoyed the water. All it took was to “LET GO OF MYSELF” and get wet and taste the salt and I was there all happy and welcoming it… After all the fun and shouting, it was break for Drink and talk and relax…
It was sizzling and the TAN started to slowly work on our skin… In midst we had out little fun time by getting tatoo’s, shopping for accessories and feet massage done ( Bliss). Slowly weather changed and drizzle bought every lazybones there to waters AGAIN. People rushed to get into the waters,while it drizzled. What more can we ask???????? It was a view to becherished for life long and none of us wanted to be out of the waterfor hours to come. We danced, played games and sang songs indulged in our own thoughts and company….It was almost sun set when we came out and relaxedon the shore, stretching every part of us while the water hit our feet slowing releasing the tiredness…
we were so much away from the routine and so much of being ourselves and with nature!!!! We concluded the day by taking good shower, trying out ourevening wear, dressing up, light makeup and headed towards Britto’sfor dinner ( Love this part). We had a lavish dinner near beach side and then back toCavala for Drink and music…It was a pleasant evening, amazing crowdand beautiful “us”!!!! Got back to the resort by 2AM and sat foranother round of talk with a glass of Lemonade until we all had to drag ourselves to bed…..

DAY3: Another lazy morning for us to start, looking at eachother and just not wanting to get away from bed…A slight ting of disappointed surrounded us, since this was our last day. Now, what more can be cheerful to cancel all plans and just include “SHOPPING” in our list….This was called the “Shopping day”.
Wewalked like localities in streets of Goa, trying to capture all at onego and take back as loads of memories and gifts for ourselves as possible. We picked a lovely leather handbag, couple of silver ear-rings, scarfs, dresses.. The shopping took so much time, that we forgot about the cruise weplanned and disappointed about not getting a good feetmassage….overall concluded the day with heavy bags back to Bangalore.

As usual the air India flight got delayed and loss of sleep just madeus too tired to be heading back home….I still can’t believe we made it and had such a lovely time. Amde-stressed to some extent and back to work now….Will relish this time and place for a long time and the photos will keep tapping the nostalgia trip… Thanks to Vini & Bharu…..





















































5 comments:

Sriharsha bantalpad said...

Mmm, Much needed Break Gu! U deserve it...hence u got the finer Approval!

Swaram said...

Whoa! U hd some gr8 Me-time and girlie-time there :) The pics say it all :)

wishes galore said...

hey loved ur travelogue.. now me too itching to go to girls-only travel:)
in the last pic, you guys are looking like young school girls in tutition classes:)
no remarks abt skin-tanning!!

Appu said...

You should try to tour Fort Tiracol next time.

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