The surf, sand and a whole lot of FUN!!! PART 2

Hope by now you have read Part I

The next day, we decided to get adventurous and pushed our bikes to the limit. We decided to go all the way from Mapusa to Margoa. I wasn’t really surprised when Siddharth took me all the way up a hill toward a church located at the top. Like I said before, he really knows quite a bit about the cities in Goa.

As it turns out, December is the month that Sunburn normally takes place in Goa, resulting in the kinetics costing more than Rs. 1000/-. Initially our plan was to hire two bikes, but seeing how expensive they were, Siddharth and I opted for just one kinetic – with him riding and me being the pillion. Firstly, we decided to go checkout Fort Aguada. As you can see from the below pictures we both quite enjoyed ourselves. It was now time for lunch and so we decided to go walking on Sinquerim beach to one of the nearby shacks. As it turns out, booze is really cheap in Goa. We managed to get an entire litre of beer for just Rs. 70.

Me taking in the beautiful sights on the fort

Acting completely crazy for the selfies

Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea.

 

The fort was constructed in 1613 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas

In the evening, we visited one of the local shops in Panjim that Siddharth knew quite well. To tell you the truth, I was really quite surprised that Siddharth knew so much about Goa!! During the night, while riding the kinetic we passed by one of the most beautiful showrooms ever seen. You guessed it right, it belonged to Damian’s. So very well decorated and lit up too. It really makes it a pleasure to stop by to take in the view. Finally, we got back on the bike and drove back home (I must add that by this time it was nearly 11 o’clock and the night air was really chilly. The only insulation I had was Siddharth who was sitting in front of me). Turns out we did really a lot for the first day.

During the night, while riding the kinetic we passed by one of the most beautiful showrooms ever seen

 

Damian’s always tries to outdo itself during the festive season with great creations

 Siddharth’s helmet came loose, clipped me on the shoulder and made usstop the bike for nearly 15 minutes while we were searching for it. That was an incident that I would never ever forget, in fact it’s more laughable than serious

The next day, we decided to get adventurous and pushed our bikes to the limit. We decided to go all the way from Mapusa to Margoa. I wasn’t really surprised when Siddharth took me all the way up a hill toward a church located at the top. Like I said before, he really knows quite a bit about the cities in Goa. However, since the church was on secluded hill, I noticed that there were quite a few beer bottles and other alcohol bottles strewn about around the church, really quite sad that Indians have no respect even for religious places it seems. Since we had nothing else to do in Margoa, we decided to head to Colva Beach. I bet you’re not really going to believe me if I told you that Siddharth’s helmet came loose, clipped me on the shoulder and made us stop the bike for nearly 15 minutes while we were searching for it. That was an incident that I would never ever forget, in fact it’s more laughable than serious-think about it – 2 of us standing on an empty road searching for a helmet like a needle in a haystack. Since we were being very adventurous that day, we then decided to go for a short walk on Benaulim Beach. Below you can see me in some rather nice poses enjoying the sun on the beach.

Siddharth took me all the way up a hill toward a church located at the top

 

Since we were being very adventurous that day, we then decided to go for a short walk on Benaulim Beach

 

By now it was nearly 7 PM and we had a lot of things to cover so we decided to return back to Baga stopping at Bambolim church, since it is a church well renowned for numerous miracles that take place over here. Along the way we also managed to look at some of the awesome cribs that were put up by locals.

Such life-like figures at the cribs alongst the way from Colva beach

Standing under the star at Bambolim church

Continued further in Part III