Goa Revisited...

MissMalini , 24 Feb 2009
holiday mode
holiday mode
Morjim beach
Morjim beach
cruising through Goa on an Activa
cruising through Goa on an Activa
La Plage
La Plage
Juhi Pande
Juhi Pande
sunset outside Ku
sunset outside Ku

First up I apologize for the disappearing act but a bunch of friends and I decided to scoot off to Goa to celebrate a birthday weekend (no, not mine but it sure felt like it!) I highly recommend Goa in this slightly on-offish season when everything is still open but won’t cost quite as much. We stayed at Montego Bay (which allows you the luxury of a non AC tent nearly on the beach with attached facilities) just a hop skip and jump away from the soft sands of Morjim beach. You can make like a (very content) vegetable on the beach and down Bloody Mary’s and crispy calamari at a shack called Golden Eagle, hop on your (225rs-a-day) Activa for a visit to Ku (where the delightfully eccentric owner Marie will be sipping wine and telling dramatic stories),  savor the to-die-for chocolate fondant & strawberries and cream at La Plage on Ashwem beach (run by a pretty delicious looking Frenchie) or have your big epiphany about how everything pales in comparission to the sight of a vanilla sky as the sun dissapears into the sea. See? Everybody wins.

Juhi Pande
Juhi Pande

Celebrity spotting: VJ Juhi Pande (well she was part of our crew and a completely delightful person to be on holiday with) also quite a welcome distraction on the sleeper bus from Mumbai to Goa which I suggest you NEVER take. Life is just too short for rides like that! My semi-namesake Malini Ramani was wearing one of her own flow-y creations at a beach party featuring a rather bristly Prem Joshua who clearly isn’t a fan of children and specifically asked them to leave (maybe its just not my scene but honestly Prem where is the love? From what I could hear you should hold on to whatever kind of captive audience you can get. Imagine, I took a 450rs hit on a show ticket which I regret almost as much as the sleeper bus.)

Recommended reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

“Let’s go somewhere.”
“Definitely. Where’d you have in mind? ”
“I know this great restaurant at the end of the universe.”

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