have been 2 Goa quite a few times, but there’s always
lot more to see n do n drink n eat. Had no idea about Heinz,
going to make it a point to meet him. Only heard of a Dr joe,
who is supposed to be a bullet specialist.
Let me too add a little of my Goa X-perience
Firstly-the Goans are very very friendly and at the same time
very possessive. Before looking at u they look at your car,
bike Number plate and if they see the Maharastra chap, their
attitude varies(if u r with a fly,no probs,but single---they
look at u as a PROBABLE TROUBLEMAKER.) I quite identify with
them and their behavior, as u see, up here we have quite a
few jerks who think that Goa is all about cheap booze n lots
of women, so there have been lots of instances where our dear
friends have gone to Goa, had 2 much to drink and have made
ASSES OF THEMSELVES, thus earning us a reputation n wrath.
Secondly- Goan directions--yippee ka yea, when the Goans say
"here only" or "go straight" means u still
got a good bloody few kms 2 go. They will say take a right,
but, they will wave their left hand and give a left turn signal!
And their straights are never straights!
Food------hell no, lets talk bout BOOZE first...... only one
thing to say----BLOODY CHEAP AND IN ABUNDANCE.
NOW FOOD---great food, as Nicky said, avoid shacks 4 food
(tuna sandwich, salads are ok at Bagga beach)
(near Bagga)- super fish (platter n all) had the best roast
beef here! Should try their SUNDAY DINNERS ALSO with yorkshire
pudding n all VERY RESONABLE, good desserts 2.
Anthonys (next to brittos)----oldest shack there- GREAT FOOD
-fried Bombay ducks, mackerels, crab, prawn gassi n all.
Souza lobo- (Calangute)- excellent food-- but unfortunately
"BAD ATTITUDE". When u eat there, just b'4 closing
time, u r served with a vengeance, and made aware of that
too!! Closing time-u
walk! Period. Fish fillet stuffed with prawns-YUM!!WUZ A TREATPlantain
leaf-----have to mention this-biggest udipi joint I’ve
seen (calangute-next 2 d'funct petrol pump) dosas n all.
Fiesta-(bagga)- Italian joint-good food-run by a lady whose
name is "yellow"
Titos, Mambo''s----Forget it! 2 commercial
Club cabanas----worth a shot---up in the hills--Wednesday
night -ladies entry free-- (entrance
includes free drinks all night long)
Pappa gios-(near Mapusa)---- this wuz a place in the hills
I visited a couple of years ago. Don’t know whether
its still functional or what. This guy -forgot his name now--specializes
in wild meat. I've had venison, porcupine, frog legs here,
he showed us bats but advised us against it as he said it
wasn’t too fresh..........AM SERIOUS!!!
Cocquiros ---(on Panjim road) ...place where charles sobhraj
wuz caught! decent food.
breakfast joint, avoid the buffet, go a la carte, superb deserts
Pagoda n other Chinese joints---quite often always packed--foreigners
basically---reason being they feel safer eating Chinese food
than masala Indian stuff as they have very delicate stomachs.
Each place has its it’s own X-perience, try new places
n let us know the results
Let me also voice my "Air tale" I needed 2 fill
air in my car tyres and fuel. Went to the Calangute pump only
2 b told that the pump is defunckt now (fuel is freely available
in all the shops around the pump from where i bought bottles
n bottles n tanked up).There wuz a tyrewala next 2 the pump,
with a manual pressure gauge, as in, u put the gauge on the
nozzle of the tube and the damn thing shoots up with the pressure,
n u note the calibrated reading. Primitive n not trustworthy,
as i found the car misbehaving, the next tyrewala i found.............
was in Mapusa(9+kms away) Point 2 b noted-----open a tyrewala/air
shop in Bagga (might do better than some of the restaurants)
could go on n on about Goa--probably will, later--everybody
has different X-periences bout this place, but feels at home,
n wants 2 go back again, my advice would b to go there with
no expectations or plans, go with the flow.....or do ur own
thing, there always something new to b X-perienced.
Edited by - Subash
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