Goa’s Gorgeous Butterfly Beach

It was my birthday and I wanted to explore a lesser-known beach of Goa. A tea-stall owner, who served me copious amount of tea in the morning, suggested me to visit Butterfly beach, which I instantly accepted. Some fisherman in Agonda offered to take me around that beach for a sum of Rs2,000, which I politely declined. My good Samaritan, the tea-stall owner, guided me to reach that place. It was May – a typical hot and humid Goan weather.

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I rented a scooter and set off my journey towards the beach. After driving 1-2 kilometres on a deserted stretch with no one in sight except vast forests as company, I began to have fear of losing my way and exactly that happened. I lost my path. With no sign boards and people to assist in finding direction, this was bound to happen.

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The roads were terrible. While randomly driving, I saw a jeep full of people. I told them about my destination and sought their help in finding my way. They happily asked me to follow them, as they too were heading towards the same beach.

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After driving few kilometres I finally reached the beach. The turquoise water quickly erased my pain caused due to my tortuous drive to the beach. Other than me there were couple of travelers, who soon left the area. I was left all alone, lounging on the beach and soaking up the sun, which was nothing less than pure bliss. After spending around 1-1/2 hours, I left the place. While returning I took a wrong turn and again lost the path. However, somehow I managed to reach my hotel.

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COVID-19: Have You Got A New Skill ?

As the COVID-19 is sweeping the entire globe, the pandemic has directly or indirectly affected us. It is extremely difficult for anyone to cope with the current situation due to numerous reasons. Despite all the difficulties we must remain positive.

I have indulged in many activities such as learning new languages and watching all kind of movies. Besides, I successfully completed an online digital marketing course, courtesy Google.

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How you are coping with the current situation ? Have you found a new hobby ?

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Here’s a Free 3-Hour Tutorial on Travel and Landscape Photography

Want To Brush Your Photography Skills? These Online Photography Courses Are Now Available FREE!

Here’s a list of online courses you can take for free while in quarantine

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A Quick Getaway To Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is known for its enchanting beauty. I completely fell in love with the place during my short trip in September. You can either hire a bicycle or motorbike to explore the place but I covered most of the tourists spots by walking as the weather was pleasant. Due to off season the places were not swarmed with tourists and their large selfie-sticks, which helped me enjoy the place without any deviations.
In Fort Kochi, I stayed in Crystal Maze Homestay which I highly recommend to include in your itinerary. But for those who are planning to pick some local artifacts I suggest not to visit in September as most of the shops were closed due to off season.

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A colorful school in the heart of Fort Kochi

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The museum was closed on the occasion of Onam.

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Spend some time at the fish market.

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Make sure you visit both the temple and the museum. It is really worth it.

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Kochi’s famous Chinese fishing nets.

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Spotted this vibrant hotel in Fort Kochi.

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Dutch Cemetery

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You should include this in your itinerary. Highly recommended.

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Jewish Synagogue in Mattancherry

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I skipped many other tourist spots due to lack of time. Hopefully, next time I will be able to cover them all.

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