Although interesting, traveling through the cities of Northern India was exhausting. We were in desperate need of some down time to collect ourselves for the rest of the journey through India.
We’ve headed to Southern India and had a half day layover in Mumbai on our way down. The city seemed quite strange to us after traveling in Northern India as it has mostly colonial buildings instead of the ancient temples and crumbling structures of the North. Looking around, you'd almost forget that you’re in India. Although our visit was brief, we enjoyed the city immensely.
We’ve made our way to Goa and have spent the last few days chillin’ on one of Goa’s most Northern beaches called Arambol.
Arambol was just what we needed. It’s a big stretch of pretty beach that is relatively quiet with just a few good (and cheap) restaurants to eat, drink and be merry at.
We rented a scooter for a day and cruised down to investigate other beaches further South of us.
One of these beaches was Vagator which used to be huge for raves with masses of Europeans and Israelis coming to enjoy a good music and beach scene. Nowadays, the scene mostly consists of Indian men getting wasted (quite taboo in their culture) and cruising the beach. We were very happy to return to our lovely sanctuary of Arambol!
We’re feeling more relaxed and collected after a few days of down time and are ready to head East. We’ve booked a cheap flight and are heading to Chennai to check out a little bit of Tamil Nadu.