Week 2- Goa- Day 2
Today we decided we would have our first full chill out day and took advantage of the beautiful beach. We were up at 9.30 had some breakfast at the hostel then headed straight to the beach with two other girls we had met at the hostel. We had a sun bed by one of the restaurants, we just had to buy food and drink from him and we got the bed for free. We both had an amazing fresh fruit salad for 40p.
The only downside of laying on the beach is that a lot of Indian men try and take photos of you without asking. One man had a camera with a giant zoom taking A LOT of photos of us. Obviously as young English girls we didn't really know what to do about this. Luckily sitting near us were two English ladies who had also noticed. They were telling us that they spend 6 months a year in Goa and owned an apartment here. They said they see these type of men a lot and we have to go up to them and say no and make it clear it is illegal and make them delete the pictures. Charlotte was still uncertain about approaching these men as she didn't know how they would react. One of the ladies came went with Charlotte and started shouting at them and they denied it. Charlotte then grabbed the camera off the man and proceeded to wipe his memory card of all the photos. The ladies have said that they have seen people throw the cameras into the sea before! Tip to remember for next time. There are a lot of ladies that stroll the beach trying to sell all sorts, some of them are very pushy!
We aren't the only ones that like to chill on the beach, the local cows appear to worship the sun also! Although I don't think they are huge fans of the sea.
After a chilled day at the beach we decide to check out the Saturday Night Market in Apora one of the towns next to Vagator. The market turned out be a lot more than what we expected.....it was more like a mini festival! There were loads and loads of stalls selling a range of things from clothes to wall hangings (which I had to drag Charlotte away from, although they were beautiful) to spice stalls. There was a few bars dotted around and a big row of food stalls. There was vegan stalls, roast chicken cooking on spit fires and many more, it made the decision of what to have for dinner very hard! We spent a few hours walking around, doing a bit of haggling and chilling in the bars. Overall a fantastic Saturday night in Goa!