Imagine living in a hidden tropical paradise on Earth: the hot, sizzling sun beating down your neck, the cool refreshing breeze from the shoreline, the tidal waves rocking back and forth on the beach like a baby’s lullaby, the cool and refreshing coconut water trickling down your throat like ice water in the middle of the desert, and the promising orange sunset on a mesmerizing pink sky. You’re walking on paradise on Earth. Welcome to Goa—the smallest and most beautiful state in India.
Goa is the most popular tourist state in India and is famous for its ravishing beaches, exotic palm tree scenery, historical Portuguese churches and mouth-watering cuisine.
Goa is India’s very own Aphrodite, very own Garden of Eden. The rural areas in South Goa are beautiful beyond imagination. Her land is covered in beautiful green palm-trees that stretch towards the bright blue sky, and a thick, lush blanket of long, flowing, green grasses—like the long flowing tresses of a Chinese Imperial empress. Unlike other parts of the world that are filled with pollution, charcoal-black skies, congested road traffic, crowded buildings and overcrowded streets—Goa is young, fun and beautiful like a princess.
Goa is perfect for a honey moon. You can take your newly-wed wife for a romantic stroll on the beach whiles the band plays Konkani love songs that are so sweet and heartwarming you won’t need a translation to understand—every note and every word will pang a different chord in your heart until you are head over heels in love with the music. Fall to sleep right there on the beach to the love song, “Claudia”. Crowds of tourists will swarm the beach, and the galiant, cerulean ocean will be filled with water skiers, surfers and speed boats. You can take your kids to collect seashells—lovely little brown and white conches that make sea noises when your three-old-daughter holds them up to her ear and mind-boggling lightning whelks that remind your little princess of Ariel’s castle in Disney’s hit “The Little Mermaid”.
Even Goa’s food is delicious. Your tastebuds will go INSANE! Trust me, you haven’t tasted real food until you’ve tasted GOAN food! It’s like heaven in your mouth. Unlike many popular American foods that are full of fat and cholesterol (hot dogs, cheeseburgers and French fries), Goan food like prawn patties or Sorpotel, a scrumdiddlyumptious delicacy made of pork, vinegar, and spices blended into curry, are very healthy.
There are some places that you HAVE to see! Goa’s Casino Royale is one of the top TEN most famous tourist destinations in Goa (http://goindia.about.com/od/nightlife/tp/goacasinos.htm). The Arvalem Waterfall is so insanely stunning. If Goa was a bride, the Arvalam Waterfall would be the lovely, long, white, flowing train of her wedding gown. The Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Basillica of Born Jesus are very spiritual and sacred for Catholics. Majorda beach is the most beautiful beach (in my opinion). It is situated with many beautiful palm trees and by the rushing water. The best restaurant in Goa has to be “Martin’s Corner”. I used to go there as a child, and I can personally say that it is the best restaurant that I have ever been to. Outside, after eating a good meal of various chicken curries, fried calamari and other Goan delicacies, you can take your children to their outside miniature zoo to look at monkeys, parrots and animals that are native to Goa.
Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. Visit Goa soon, and take the trip of a lifetime to Paradise on Earth.
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