It was only last weekend when we packed our bags and left for the land of sunsets that melt your heart and air that frees your spirit. Like most of you out there, I love beaches and the tranquil peace it endows upon us. The idea of vacationing in Goa to me is just about that, trust me! This was the third time for us in 3 years and we already have been thinking about where to stay next time when we visit.. Ahhh, tell me about holiday hangover!
So this time we stayed in an area very peaceful(quite literally!) and away(not far) from the commercialised areas like Baga and Calangute. We booked our stay via Airbnb Goa on the night we were travelling, as our previous hotel booking was cancelled by them due to heavy rush! This turn of events proved to be an exciting experience for us as the property was pretty and away from the hustle bustle of busy city that Goa has now become. The room we booked at the property was a pretty wooden cottage with all the basic amenities for 4 days and 3 nights. The hosts were staying next to the cottages in their ancestoral home which ages back to more than 400 years. We got a chance to see their guest house which speaks of Portuguese influence in the entire space including the decor pieces. The outside of the house is painted in bright yellow color and we decided to shoot this look around the same walls.
It was a quick morning shoot we did before leaving out to spend our day by the beachside and being lazy. This dress was also a prompt pick from one of our movie trips to nearby mall in Bangalore a week before. It is from ethnic wear brand AND perfect for keeping me super comfortable in the Goan heat.
This time I tried to pack smart and he was actually shocked to see everything fitting into just one small suitcase that included his stuff too. Goa is too hot to carry any kind of heavy makeup or hair tools which I personally tug along wherever I go, even if I am not using it. This time was an exception though, I carried just enough makeup to be camera ready at times needed and no tools whatsoever. Stuff that I picked fitted easily inside two small pouches including the necessary sunscreen,moisturiser, fragrance and wet wipes. My idea was to carry stuff that was multi-tasking, like the silver cross-body bag here which went well with all my outfits and was so easy to carry around throwing my must-have’s in it. The only footwear I carried were these platform sandals plus a pair of heels(for another shoot) comfortable enough to walk in and water friendly.
The entire day was spent relaxing on the beach and actually doing nothing. This day was special for one more reason, I finally got a tattoo done(coming on blog in next post) after months of pondering upon the idea. What I chose is something that signifies freedom and strength to flutter into the land of endless possibilities. I strongly believe that learning never stops and this belief is what motivates me to do my best.
Now check out some beautiful shots we managed to click of the setting sun below.
Hope you like this rather lengthy but personal post from my travel diary. Do let me know your views in the comments section below or if there is anything you need to tell me.
Loads of Love