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  • DRUGS, Goa

    1. DRUGS

    I just had a harrowing experience at Palolem Beach in south Goa (with similar but minor occurrences in the north at Vagator/Anjuna/Calangute). I have recounted the story at the link below as a stern...



    DudhSagar Falls located on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, on Goa's border with Karnataka. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's 5th tallest waterfall,and is 227th in the world at 310 m. This...



    Okay, so this information might be slightly dated, but in the third world, habits and lifestyles progress slowly....... One feature of Goa's beach in Panjim, in early morning, was to watch the...



    When you go for swimming or sunbath at Candolim Beach then be careful with small crabs as we have seen few recently. They are not dangerous at all but we have to be cautious as sometime they can be...

  • Goa, India: Sea full with oil!, Goa

    5. Goa, India: Sea full with oil!

    We visited Agonda Beach in Goa in June 2012, shortly after the beginning of monsoon. During a walk on the beach we found our feet full with a black, sticky...

  • Travelling with Infants/Toddlers..., Goa

    6. Travelling with Infants/Toddlers...

    Indians adore children and you will see (and hear) children all over - at all times - of the day and night. So your children will be welcomed warmly. But if...

  • Mischievous Monkeys:, Goa

    7. Mischievous Monkeys:

    You will come across monkeys in many places in India - everywhere from temples to forts to jungles. The monkeys in the jungles are not used to interaction with...

  • Safety/Police, Goa

    8. Safety/Police

    1. Within India dial 100 or 108 for police.2. Within India dial 101 or 108 for medical or fire emergency.3. Although it is common in India, do not offer bribes....

  • Respect and Common Courtesies..., Goa

    9. Respect and Common Courtesies...

    1. Learn at least Hello, Thank you, Yes, No, and Goodbye in Hindi (at least). 2. Turn your cell phones off inside churches, temples, museums, etc. If it rings...

  • Money Matters..., Goa

    10. Money Matters...

    1. Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors.2. Don't leave cash and valuables in your hotel room. Use room safes where available.3. Keep daily...

  • Health & Eating..., Goa

    11. Health & Eating...

    1. Drink bottled water (check to confirm seal has not been broken). Do NOT drink tap water or any water served in a restaurant in a glass unless you saw it...

  • Photography..., Goa

    12. Photography...

    1. If there are signs saying “No pictures”, don’t take pictures! (Some airports & bridges, Military Bases, etc. are off-limits!)2. Learn how to use your camera...

  • For Women..., Goa

    13. For Women...

    1. Unless on the beaches of Goa, it's best to dress conservatively. No shorts, short skirs, or shirts displaying too much cleavage. You will have to endure...

  • Travel Within India, Goa

    14. Travel Within India

    1. If not taking a prepaid taxi or a metered taxi/rickshaw, negotiate the fare before taking off.2. If spending alot of time with a taxi driver (or any driver),...

  • Renting a Villa, Goa

    15. Renting a Villa

    hey guys, i have heard this from a lot of VT members, os thought of sharing with all.there are a lot of fake companies which try to book villa's for you online....

  • Police, Goa

    16. Police

    I hired a moped/scooter for a few days so as to get around and see the sights in Goa. It was my first time on one so it took a while to get used to but after...

  • Dudhsagar Falls access, Goa

    17. Dudhsagar Falls access

    When we visited the falls in 2003 we travelled by jeep part of the way, and from that point followed a path along the river which was a little precarious in...

  • police-money making scams, Goa

    18. police-money making scams

    dreamcatcher, is run by walter, ( a big gue from kerrela, un-beatnen heavy wt. wreseler for the state) i sub-let here home in pellolem, jackie , is from l,pool...

  • It is illegal to go topless, Goa

    19. It is illegal to go topless

    Goa may have a relaxed attitude towards western dress, but please do not go topless ladies. It is illegal. Even if you undo the straps of your bikini you will...

  • some precautions, Goa

    20. some precautions

    Find out the taxi fares before hand from you hotel staff or other contacts.Learn about the general route to be taken.Otherwise you could be literally taken for...


    21. SEA SNAKES

    Sea snakes occur in the Goan Beach water; some are partly terrestrial, in estuaries and coastal water. They very in colour and size, averaging 1.3 - 1.5m...

  • Lost or broken your cash card, Goa

    22. Lost or broken your cash card

    My boyfriend broke his cash card before we arrived in Goa, we knew that we would be here for over 6 weeks and so we decided that it should be sent over. From a...

  • Don't expect the 'real' India., Goa

    23. Don't expect the 'real' India.

    Many travellers to India witter on about 'finding themselves'. In the 60's it was the end of the hippy trail, whilst the 'new agers' still tread the same...

  • bad photographer, Goa

    24. bad photographer

    A silly warning to some maybe, but when I take pics. on vacation in a country where the sun always shine, me and my travellpartners have taken like 50% of our...

  • Candolim Sea Danger, Goa

    25. Candolim Sea Danger

    The sea around Candolim is not really very safe for bathing - the undertow and waves have considerable force.When we visited we frequently saw would-be bathers...

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