There are so many beautiful places to see in Goa that a vehicle of your own becomes necessary. Taxis are expensive and buses are few and far between. The ideal way to travel is on hired scooters. For five dollars you can hire a scooter for 24 hours. That is the reason you see people zipping past you especially on weekends on scooters. Walking is a hazardous v enture because there are no earmarked footpaths and cars , buses and scooters just brush past you at full speed.
Helmets are unheard of. In my hometown of Chandigarh that invites an instant challaan (ticket) for traffic rules violation. I did not see a single person wearing a helmet.
If you are in goa right now go to Martin’s Corner for dinner. They have a live band and the ambience is so lively. It gets livelier as the night progresses. You are bound to see a celebrity or two but people pretend to not have seen them. That is why everyone loves Goa. The people are discrete and mind their own business.
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