I have been watching with great interest the many threads on the confusing sunbed/shack situation. Interested because in one week’s time we shall be heading over to Agonda for 3½ months. Interested because we spend most of our holiday time on the beach within easy reaching distance of a shack.
Having lived in Turkey for almost 16 years, we have had a wealth of experience of local and national government making announcements almost out of the blue which, at first light, appear to affect visitors and ex-pats alike.
One such announcement concerning tourist visas sent all foreigners into panic. Many expats considered moving to Bulgaria. Some even visited the country to see if it was a more acceptable option! Then there was the health insurance scheme which was very welcome but was launched with confusion, misunderstandings and conflicting information on relevant forums,
Years ago, the mayor and governor in our town had a disagreement and for a temporary period alcoholic drinks couldn’t be served at restaurant tables set out on the side of the road next to the sea. Believe it or not police officers came round each evening checking tourists’ drinks for any sign (or smell) of alcohol, many visitors saying they would not be spending a holiday here again.
Oh, by the way, that was before all the extremely popular and well-frequented restaurants by the sea edge were demolished, never to return!
But do you know, all these problems sorted themselves out in their own good time to the complete (well almost!) satisfaction of everyone – short and long-term holiday visitors and ex-pats alike.
So having had experience of similar concerns we are looking forward to this year’s holiday in Goa being even better than last and will certainly lose no sleep over the ongoing sunbed/shack situation. Been there; done that; got the t-shirt. And survived!