“Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me
As I gaze upon the sea!
All the old romantic legends,
All my dreams, come back to me”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Some of my favourite images from Goa.

The morning scene at Palolem Beach.
The morning scene at Palolem Beach.
Surreal spaces, I didn't know existed.
Surreal spaces, I didn’t know existed.
Mario forever!
Mario forever!
Reading and writing at Turiya Villa and Spa.
Reading and writing at Turiya Villa and Spa.
Where are the rain gods?
Where are the rain gods?
The first signs of Monsoons.
The first signs of Monsoons.
The day I needed a kayak to get out of Turiya Villa and Spa
The day I needed a kayak to get out of Turiya Villa and Spa.
Zuari river under the Zuari Bridge and the Monsoon clouds.
Zuari river under the Zuari Bridge and the Monsoon clouds.
A walk along the Fountainhas, Panjim.
A walk along the Fontainhas.
Every minute of waiting is worth at Ritz Classic.
Every minute of waiting is worth at Ritz Classic.
Se Cathedral, Old Goa.
Se Cathedral, Old Goa.
Breakfast at Afonso Gues House, Panjim.
Breakfast at Afonso Guest House, Panjim.
The window in an auto-rickshaw on the streets of Goa, while a friend enjoys the sights outside.
A friend enjoys the sights outside the window of a Goan auto-rickshaw
Tile-art at Fountainhas, Panjim
Tile-art at Fontainhas, Panjim
When the people who keep you alive, visit.
Some of my favourite people visiting, lunch at Gunpowder, 6 Assagao.
A fine luncheon with the staff of Turiya Villa and Spa.
A fine luncheon with the staff of Turiya Villa and Spa.
My usual sunset with a book, at Patnem beach.
My usual sunset with a book, at Patnem beach.

For all those who might have seen some of the images on my Instagram, apologies for the repeats but they’re an important part of my experience here.

All images ©Amrita Das

Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and professional travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the top publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing.

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