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Our Trip Report

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Our Trip Report

We have just got back from two weeks in the Silver Sands, Candolim. Stayed in the standard room which was tiny compared to other hotels we have stayed at in Goa but it had a large balcony and a good location.

This was our third time in North Goa.

Everyone we met (resturants/shops/beach shacks)seemed desperate for business. The beach sellers were impossible and have taken to queing behind each other to show you their goods. I don't know why they think you are going to buy from them when you have already told the first one no.

We don't usually go to the same beach shack everyday - we just go to any we fancy. However, the lads at Spottys found this offensive and came down the beach to confront us. We told them that we will go wherever we want as it is our holiday but it put us off the beach a bit after that.

We did two trips - Cola Beach and Jungle Book. Cola Beach was fantastic - so quite and peaceful. I could have stayed in one of the tents for a week at least. It was our second time doing Jungle Book (took my dad away this year and he wanted to do the trip). The elephants were great and the smelly mud hut was ok for the night.

We had a great time, ate lots of curry, drank Kingfisher and bought plenty of sandels.

Have decided that we will go to South Goa next time - maybe stay in beach huts for a week. Candolim is great but it has become a bit to familiar.

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south goa is beautiful,returned last week from our first visit.27km of glorious empty beach.very quiet ideal for a total chill.we visited north goa for the day but found it far too touristy.dont go all that way on a plane to find a dominos pizza!

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Hi Cat,

I loved your report. Sounds like you had a lovely time (except for the beach sellers, had the same problem).

Cola beach is wonderful isnt it. We stayed at Dwarka for 2 nights and just loved it.

Agree with you about the South. We found it lovely and peaceful and the people are all so pleasant. Sure you would have a great time there.

Once again, many thanks for the brilliant report.


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Nice report Cat, thankyou :) Glad you had a great time :) Must have been damned hot over there if you've just got back now!

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Hi Cat, nice to read your report, seems like you got a bit fed up with being hassled all the time (same as most people would)

South is much better (though we haven't been North) we like a relaxing holiday and none of that nonsense - really hope you book South next time and enjoy as much as we have :-))

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Loved reading your report Cat, glad you had a good time. We stayed a few nights in a beach hut in Palolem, not as secluded as Cola beach...ie, about 10 or 12 shacks, but no sellers and VERY laid back and chilled....a great place to spend a week!


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thanks for the report cat, mayb we ought to try the south next time, seems good reports coming in. we stayed at ss over easter and loved the holiday.loved the jungle book trip also and the huts were an experience to say the least but ours wasnt smell?nor had any bugs unlike sum,guess just lucky.

beach sellers were a pest in the end, must admit but i did get just a few suitcases filled with sum bargains! lol

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