Things I realized on my Goa trip

It’s Christmas and New Year at the end of the year. Then there is usually a little less going on. Because many customers are also on vacation.

So it was the best opportunity to go to Goa. I made the decision at relatively short notice. And since I already live in India, in Thrissur and Kochi in Kerala to be precise, it’s not difficult to get to Goa. You can normally get a flight to Goa for around 3000 to 4000 Rs, which is around 40 to 50 euros. For the return flight you have to expect about the same, I think.

But because it is high season in Goa during Christmas and New Year, the airfare is about double to triple.

The other things, hotel, entrance fees, etc. are also higher.

The exciting thing was that I was able to meet a lot of new people.

It was also exciting that I came to new conclusions. But certainly also because I moved out of my comfort zone. I am usually either near the office in Kochi, Kerala, India, or in Thrissur. That’s where you’re usually stuck in your routines. Which is also very good. But it makes sense to see new things and talk to new people.

Here are a few of the most important findings from the Goa trip so far:

Losing weight is good but not important

I have been trying to lose weight for a few years now. But in my opinion it doesn’t make sense, because it takes a lot of effort and you have to hold back a lot, whether it’s eating or socializing, because you’re afraid to do something, because you might drink something there (something alcoholic) and you’ll also eat more. At home, you can eat in a more controlled way.

From now on I will continue to watch my weight and try to lose weight. But the priority will no longer be so high. The priority will be more on socializing and seeing and experiencing new things.

I am the best-looking person in the world

Another interesting realization from my Goa trip was that I am the best looking person in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean that others look worse. Everyone can decide for themselves how they see themselves and how they look. It doesn’t come from the outside, like you look. You can decide for yourself.

Every person is unique

I think I saw a YouTube video in which it was explained that a person only exists once. For example Hans. It only exists once and has never existed before in the history of the world, nor will it exist a second time in the future.

I personally find that extremely exciting. Because you often have the feeling that you are nothing special.

Moreover, the probability of being born in this world is extremely low. Not only should you understand that you are unique, you should also be grateful that you are in this world.

Here are a few more impressions from the trip:

Photos with people

A friend of my sister’s from Germany was our guest in India. I found one thing quite funny. And that was that this friend was always approached. Even from children or others who wanted a selfie.

Many people in Goa also told me that. Of course, many people don’t think it’s so great to be approached all the time.

I would say that I tend not to do that. But I also wanted to do something similar. Because we went to Arambol, which is such a hippie oasis, just like you see on TV and in documentaries. I had met two such hippies and really wanted to take a photo. No sooner said than done. Here is the photo. I found it very funny. The two of them too, apparently 😊

The food in Goa is very exciting. I was in a cafe called Eva Cafe in Anjuna. We had shakshuka there. Very tasty.

Even more exciting are some of the restaurants that can be found here and there. I had found a hotel called Bombil in Panjim by chance. There we had a delicious thali. Really delicious.

Here is also a picture of the shakshuka:

There are many exciting beaches in Goa. I was particularly taken with Palolem. It looks a bit like something out of a James Bond movie. It has fine, I think white sand. And you can walk far into the water.

Also, although it is popular, it is not overcrowded. There are also stretches of beach where there are few people.

Here is the picture of Palolem Beach:

There are also many other exciting beaches. They all have a different “vibe”. Here is another beach:

I was also able to meet a lot of interesting people. I normally only ask superficial questions. But I have noticed that if you ask more in-depth questions, you also get answers. Since then, I have also had more in-depth conversations. I think that because people are on vacation, they provide much more information and want to give free rein to their thoughts.

What are your experiences?

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