The beach is my favourite place. It’s a family joke that I always look like I’m going to one.
I remember going to Goa as a child and all I did was drink fresh lime sodas and swim all day.
I absolutely loved that swimsuit. It took be forever to throw it away. Oh wait. Maybe I still have it.
The mom, dad and I all needed a break from the catastrophe that is Bombay, so we packed our bags and went to Goa for ten days. Up until this trip, I continued this tradition of doing nothing in Goa and spent every hour of sunshine on the beach and every other hour eating all the seafood I could get my hands on. But this time, the family and I decided to explore a little.
We went to a fort with a dreamy staircase
and to things forgotten.
I went on the most magical runs
and found unreal views
I even found some rainclouds to run away from.
And then we went to waterfalls.
The next time you’re in Goa, I highly recommend the Dudhsagar waterfalls. It’s a bit of a drive to get to the base (from Panjim) and from there (in the monsoon) the only thing that can get you up to the actual falls are motorbikes. The “road” is literally twice the size of a motorbike tyre, but fear not, the drivers have this drive down.
I was so impressed that my parents agreed to embark on this crazy journey with me. We each got on a motorbike with a driver and off we went. The guy who was driving me introduced himself as Rasool, but after driving me through the forest for one and a half hours and taking me on a hike to get closer to the waterfalls he told me I could call him Bono. (pronounced like oh no) So if you’re ever in the area, ask for him and tell him Uttara sent you 🙂
Of course I spent some time bronzing myself and reading in the sun
It never gets old. Go to Goa- the grass is always greener.