April 3, 2014 was a much awaited day. Plans made 3 months earlier and comes in between a busy schedule. Before even setting into a vacation mood it was time to leave to Goa. Accompanied by Webdefy fellows I arrive at the airport at 10 am. Excited trip started off at chennai airport @ 11.45 am. First time flying and I was all excited. Even more excited were few other flying in the same flight. As the flight took off cheers started off from the rear deck. All the more made the flight travel sound like a roller coster ride.
Reaching Hyderabad around 12.30 and I was not excited with the flight journey like before. With the thrill of what lies beyond for us, we landed in Goa around 2.40. Quickly we figured out our ride to calangute. We were happy to find out that the villa we has booked for the entire week was awesome.
Lunch at mirabai’s restaurant @ 4.30 which was at walkable distance from home. Up next was chilling out at home till evening.
Later in the eve we walked to the beach side Shacks along the calangute beach. Started experiencing the calm and peaceful goa all the more. Srilanka vs West indies 20-20 world cup match was being played. All of us supported West Indies but the match was interrupted by hail storm and Srilanka won it.
We spent the night jamming at home. All party songs played and the Goa mood was all around. Second round dinner at midnight after finding melting pot hotel which was the only place that offered good so late. Splendid time of music till late night and crashed in different rooms.
Started off the next day with music, awesome swim and light breakfast. We hired a Scorpio and started roaming around aimlessly. Riding across old Goa was fun. Next up was comedy photo session and then we heading to panaji for lunch.
With slight change of plan we finally stopped at melting pot hotel itself, which was very close to the place we stayed. Finished lunch and reached home. India was playing South Africa and India was playing well. Quickly left to panjim beach for sea sports. Para gliding was the prime target and it was myself boochi nishant and amba. The thrill to try it was more than experiencing it ;). Beautiful beach. Slight drizzle made it even better. In the mean time, India had won the match and that was good news. Got lots of booze and chilled of for the eve. Ordered pizza for dinner. Night turned out most fun with discussion about kochadaayan being good or bad followed by arguments revolving aspects Dhoni’s captaincy and Indian cricket. Fun unlimited. Ended with highlight comedy moments.
Few of us started off the Morning with a swim at hotel Germany. Later in the afternoon the rest of the hang came along.. Hippo style swimming can never be forgotten.. We spent the eve at anjuna beach. Beautiful sunset. Nice food but took more than an hour for them to serve. Shopping done at anjuna’s beach followed by calangute. Sunning sun glasses at 100 was the best buy. Got named key chains for webdefy team. Bargaining was fun.
The night was still young and next in line was party at Tito’s lane. All fully geared up and reached Tito’s lane around 11 to find out that parties shut down at 11 cause of election restrictions. It was time we started realizing that we had come all the way to Goa and we will be returning back without hitting to a party.
Disappointment struck all of us though it wasn’t a big deal for me. So we left the place as quick as possible. Drove back to calangute. Mocha was open and that lifted our spirits up. Good news was that it was open till 4 though they didn’t serve alcohol. Hukka, dinner and juices served. It was the most silent night we had. Booze purchased and set for the night. But nobody seemed to be excited about it.
I wanted to go check out the beach at midnight so badly but nobody seemed as invested as I was. Finally I took along one oh my friend for a walk past midnight. A looonnngg walk ;). Got back home all tired and set to sleep right away.
Before I had woke up in the morning, one of my friend had already left to Mumbai to his brothers place. I started to realize it was time to leave. I wanted to stay back for a week and relax. But, I knew I got to get back to Chennai get back to my routine which I love doing even more.
With all different experience started off to goa airport. Flying wasn’t a thrill anymore. Reached Chennai earlier than expected. And Goa was an unforgettable experience with my friends after all.