Prevention is better than cure! Goa is all about being fun and crazy; it is the party capital of our country after all ! But before you get your freak mode on for your trip to Goa, know that there are good chances that you might also end up in big troubles if you don’t take care of few things! Here are 10 things you don’t want to do when in Goa. Explore Watersports brings to you deep insights from first hand experiences that you ought to know! Get reading!
1. Cards are NOT welcome
Although it might sound like a good idea to use ATM cards in Goa for convenience but most of the places like local shops and restaurants don’t offer the swiping machines. Now you don’t want to run looking for those ATM machines everytime you want to buy something nice!
2. Sleep over on the Beach ? NOT such a good idea!
Spending the night on the sea shore is sure a tempting thought, but remember it can cost you perhaps more than you can afford. You don’t want to wake up with crabs hanging on to your junk and every where else! Also eve teasing is quite prominent in Goa , so you should avoid beaches like Calangute and Baga after twelve.
3. RAVES? NOT TITOS!
Don’t go wasting your time in Titos lane looking for parties. If you are looking for some crazy Rave scenes, the best happens in the secret shacks of Arambol and Anjuna. Most exciting events mostly happen underground and not out in the open. Look out for advertising posters or just keep those ears open.
4. Do NOT overdo Feni
The strong-smelling liquor, made from cashew apples or coconut sap is found in abundance and cheap prices in Goa. Being on a vacation, it’s very tempting to try out new things but keep in mind it is a ridiculously strong drink capable enough to send you to hospital, this especially goes to people with low alcohol tolerance!
5. Don’t be CREEPY!
Saree, lungi, heels and overdoing your make up ? Save it for some place else but goa beaches! Waves and the sands will not be your friends. Here’s another tip , your underwear is not beachwear! Talking about being creepy, every one enjoys taking pictures but here’s a useful advise , don’t take pictures of random people, its not only offensive but also illegal!
6. Don’t get high on Goan Stuff
Like getting high? We suggest you to not to get high from the stuff you get from the local peddlars , it would be better if you get it from your hometown. The stuff from Goa can be too hard to handle for amateurs. Infact every week a tourist in Goa dies due to drug overdose. Don’t let it be you!
7. Don’t Overdrink ! Don’t drink and drive !
Goa is well known for its cheap booze, so drink up but don’t hog on it. A high number of road accidents are reported in Goa streets and all thanks to driving drunk! Also, its common to drink in public places in Goa but the new amendment has created ‘No Alcohol Zones’ too. Drinking in such areas can burden you with heavy taxes upto 10,000 Rupess!
8. Don’t get Inked
Getting a tattoo in Goa is sure a great idea but before you go ahead with it you should know that not all ink artists are authentic and reliable. Instead of getting a temporary tattoo from the beach from a vendor , find a place that is reliable and hygienic place to get it done. Also , don’t do it if drunk, what happens in Goa might not remain in Goa!
9. Do not fall for that thug’s whisper
Stay away from thugs whispering into your ears arranging you VIP passes for hottest clubs in Goa, heavy discounts on expensive drinks, free russian massages etc. It’s all a big hokum, chances are you’re about to get cheated on or even get mugged!
10. Don’t just stick , but explore!
Goa isn’t all about Baga and Calangute. Goa is huge , so don’t stick to one good place , explore around, it has lot more to offer than you think. And that’s where Explore Watersports comes into action. #StartExploring