- Nov 17, 2010
- Jarrow, Tyne and Wear
- 2013 E220 cdi auto Sport Coupe
We went to Goa a couple of times in the early 90's and really enjoyed it. In 2010, after a trip around Northern India we were really looking forward to a return to Candolim in Goa but were disappointed at how it had changed. The area from the Aquad Fort to Baga had seen a lot of development and the infrastructure was struggling to cope. There was the problem of the ship that had run aground near the Taj hotel and that spoiled the beach but I believe that has now been sorted. There were lots of Russian tourist who were not not very well behaved and disliked by the Goans.
It might have been that when we first went we were working and the rest was what we were looking for and now retired we need something more than a beach.
We still love India and intend going back to the South which is our favorite region (with the exception of Kovalam).
We all like different holidays so this is just my slant on things.
We are still working and like it lively, but not too lively if you know what I mean.
As for the Russians they are everywhere now and always treat the locals badly and don't show respect, however I would not let them spoil my holiday. Where would you recommend for a couple in their mid forties