7 Lessons I Learned During my Trip to Goa

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Introduction to my trip to Goa

aesthetic image of trip to Goa

Ah, Goa! The land of golden beaches, swaying palm trees, and an infectious party spirit. It’s a place where people go to unwind, let loose, and soak in the vibrant energy of the coastal paradise. Little did I know that beneath the surface of this tropical oasis, valuable life lessons were waiting to be discovered. Join me as I take you on a journey through the lessons I learned during my unforgettable trip to Goa.

Be wise with your stays

The Byke Old Anchor in Cavelossim, Goa
The Byke Old Anchor in Cavelossim, Goa

Recently, I had the opportunity to plan a Goa tour, and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience. One of the key factors that contributed to the success of my Goa travel was the ease and convenience of booking accommodations through Bag2Bag.

Bag2Bag’s user-friendly platform made my booking process for hotels in north Goa incredibly convenient. With just a few clicks, I could compare prices, read reviews, and secure my preferred resorts in Goa effortlessly. Bag2Bag also offers competitive rates on a homestay in Goa. This ensured that I could find accommodations that fit my budget without compromising on quality.

Another significant advantage of using Bag2Bag is the freedom it provides to explore a destination at your own pace. Goa is a place where time seems to slow down, and you want to soak in the vibrant atmosphere without rushing through your itinerary. With Bag2Bag’s hourly hotels, I could have short breaks or store my luggage conveniently, allowing me to explore the famous beaches, night markets, and historical sites without any worries. This flexibility gave me the chance to immerse myself fully in the laid-back Goan lifestyle.

Thus this trip to Goa taught me to be wise with my hotel stays and give other accommodations such as homestays, villas, and so on a fair shot. It also taught me to choose my accommodation booking platforms wisely and to go for accommodation providers like Bag2Bag which make your comfort their priority and aren’t too heavy on the pocket.

Embrace the “Sussegad” state of mind during your trip to Goa

Chilling at beach during trip to Goa

As I said, in Goa time seems to slow down, and worries effortlessly fade away like footprints on the sandy shores. I discovered that embracing the “Sussegad mindset” during my stay in Goa was the secret ingredient to truly immersing oneself in the Goan experience. It reminded me to savor life’s moments, indulge in conversations with strangers, and dance like nobody’s watching. 

The laid-back, “Sussegad” (relaxed) attitude of the locals taught me the importance of slowing down, enjoying the present moment, and embracing a more relaxed pace of life. In a world where everything moves at lightning speed, my holiday in Goa taught me the beauty of taking it slow. So, embrace the present with all your senses, and let life’s worries dissolve like foam on a Goan sunset.

Dance like no one’s watching during your trip to Goa

Enjoying nightlife during a trip to Goa

Goa is synonymous with vibrant music and energetic dance floors which can be seen as you experience the nightlife in Goa. I learned that it’s okay to let loose and dance like nobody’s watching. As I moved my body to the infectious beats of trance and electronic music at the best night clubs in Goa, I felt an overwhelming sense of freedom and liberation. Life is too short to worry about judgment; let the music guide your soul and dance your heart out! My trip to Goa taught me to embrace my authentic self, let go of inhibitions, and dance like no one’s watching. After all, the joy of self-expression knows no boundaries.

“Curry up” and make friends

beachside restaurant

Goa’s diverse culinary scene is a testament to the melting pot of cultures found there. I discovered that food has a magical way of bringing people together. I made friends from different corners of the world as we bonded over spicy vindaloo and fish curry during my Goa staycation. It reminded me that the best way to connect with others is through shared experiences and a mutual love for good food.

However, there were days when I was too lazy to get out of my hotel for meals. Luckily, Bag2Bag’s F&B section came to my rescue. I stayed at the Byke Old Anchor during my trip to Goa which has an online food & beverages section on the Bag2Bag platform. This allowed me to pre-book my meals and dine in peace without leaving the comfort of my room. Hence, Bag2Bag and Goa taught me the importance of taking breaks and listening to your body when it asks for rest.

rooms at the Byke Old Anchor in Cavelossim, Goa
The Byke Old Anchor in Cavelossim, Goa

From the vibrant Goa night markets to the eclectic cuisine, I found myself surrounded by a harmonious blend of different cultures and traditions. Interacting with people from different backgrounds taught me the power of unity amidst diversity. I witnessed a beautiful tapestry of diverse traditions, languages, and cuisines coming together harmoniously during my stay in Goa. It reminded me that despite our differences, we all share a common desire for joy, love, and connection.

My vacation in Goa taught me to celebrate diversity, appreciate new perspectives, and embrace the richness that comes from embracing various cultures. When we open ourselves to others, we grow, learn, and expand our horizons. After all, life would be pretty bland if we were all the same flavor!

Navigate life’s waves during your trip to Goa

surfing during a trip to Goa

Goa is renowned for its stunning beaches and thrilling watersports. As I strapped on my surfboard at the best water sports in Goa, I realized that riding the waves was a powerful metaphor for life itself. Whether it’s facing unexpected challenges or pursuing our dreams, it’s important to remember that every wave has its own rhythm. Sometimes you ride high, and other times you wipe out. But with patience, resilience, and a sense of adventure, you can learn to ride the waves of life, embracing every twist and turn with a smile.

As I dipped my toes into the crystal-clear waters of the Baga beach, I felt an instant sense of serenity wash over me. The rhythmic motion of the waves reminded me to let go of my worries and surrender to the ebb and flow of life. My trip to Goa taught me that sometimes, the best way to find peace is to release our grip on the things we cannot control and ride the waves with grace.

Disconnect for a while

Chilling at a Goa beach

In a world dominated by screens and notifications, my trip to Goa taught me the importance of disconnecting from the virtual world to reconnect with ourselves and the people around us. Strolling along the pristine Colva beach, listening to the crashing waves, and engaging in meaningful conversations reminded me of the beauty of genuine human connection. Sometimes, the best Wi-Fi signal is the one that leads us back to our own hearts.

Beaches and beyond

Church in Goa

While Goa’s beaches are undoubtedly stunning, there’s more to this coastal paradise than meets the eye. Beyond the shoreline lies a tapestry of hidden gems waiting to be explored. From the heritage homestays at quaint Portuguese-influenced neighborhoods of Old Goa to the lush spice plantations of the hinterlands, the state offers a kaleidoscope of experiences. The lesson here is to venture beyond the obvious, to seek out the lesser-known places, and find beauty in the unexpected corners of life.

Fort in Goa

Another greatest lesson I learned during my trip to Goa was the healing power of travel. Exploring the quaint villages, hidden beaches, and lush landscapes rejuvenated my spirit and opened my mind to new perspectives. My vacation in Goa reminded me that the world is vast and full of wonders waiting to be discovered.

Conclusion to my trip to Goa

sunset at Goa

With its sun-kissed beaches and carefree spirit, Goa left an indelible mark on my heart and taught me invaluable lessons along the way. As I bid farewell to this coastal wonderland, I carry with me the Sussegad mindset of embracing the present, the resilience to ride life’s waves, and the appreciation for diversity. I’ve learned to let go of expectations and revel in life’s spontaneity. 

My trip to Goa reminded me that sometimes the most extraordinary lessons are found in the simplest of moments, and one of my biggest sources of support during this life-changing journey has been Bag2Bag. Their flexible and affordable stay in Goa not only made my trip budget-friendly and convenient, but it also taught me how to be spontaneous with my decisions.  So, as you embark on your own journey, remember to keep an open mind, embrace the unknown, and let life surprise you in the most unexpected ways.

After all, in the grand tapestry of life, we are all but travelers, weaving our stories into the fabric of the world. And what better place to start than the sun-soaked paradise of Goa?

So, go forth, my fellow wanderers, and let Goa teach you its enchanting lessons. Savor the moment, ride the waves, celebrate diversity, and embrace the unpredictable during your trip to Goa. Who knows what treasures await you on your own Goa getaway?


Swara Naik

A self-described poet, Swara Naik is a content writer who is committed to writing and creating thought-intriguing content. She has spent one year working as a research associate in economics for an ed tech company and is currently most passionate about the work she is doing in Bag2Bag hotels, homes, and experiences.As a research associate turned content writer for Bag2Bag, Swara has created content for web pages, press releases, and blogs while providing witty content for social media as well. Born in Goa, she now calls Bangalore her home. She loves to read gothic fiction and writes poems that trigger introspection.

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