Cavelossim, Goa

Goa is a state in Western India that hugs the coast of the Arabian Sea. Goa was a province of Portugal for about 450 years until India took it back in 1961 so it’s very different from the rest of India. Wikipedia says that it has a tropical monsoon climate which I take to mean that it’s hot, humid and very green. Which it is!

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Locals also speak Konkani, a different language than Hindi. The local food is heavily influenced by the Arabian Sea. Fish curry is a Goan specialty and we enjoyed a very spicy masala rubbed fried fish on the beach. We stayed at Dona Sylvia which was a beautiful resort on the beach for the weekend.

Me in my new Indian swimsuit with a random dog.

Me in my new Indian swimsuit with a random dog.

Andy and I bought swimsuits in a local stores that caters to the largely Russian tourists that frequent Cavelossim. Most of the signs in the area are in Russian and English.

The Arabian Sea. Don't let her deceive you. She's way too strong to swim in.

The Arabian Sea. Don’t let her deceive you. She’s way too strong to swim in.

One of the flowers that Andy took a photo of.

One of the flowers that Andy took a photo of.

Cool weird little bush.

Cool weird little bush.

Andy in front of our room.

Andy in front of our room.

We rented a scooter and toured the area. It was SO much fun! Andy was a great driver and we both had the time of our lives.

View of the open road from our scooter.

View of the open road from our scooter.

The villas were all so colorful.

The villas were all so colorful.

I could live here…..

I could live here…..

Or here.

Or here.

Or here.

Or here.

Posing like a bad ass by our scooter.

Posing like a bad ass by our scooter.

Such a badass

Such a badass

View from a church.

View from a church.

Tropical monsoon climate…oh yeah.

Tropical monsoon climate…oh yeah.

View from the fort.

View from the fort.

Another beach.

Another beach.

I loved this villa.

I loved this villa.

Roadside advice.

Roadside advice.

So happy in this moment. I love Goa.

So happy in this moment. I love Goa.

Local salesladies selling to the tourists.

Local salesladies selling to the tourists.

I loved Goa and honestly could probably live there.  It was the least dirty place in India that we visited and had such nice people and great seafood.  But it is very hot and very humid there. I would love to go back. Someday.

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