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ISLM Rants: A Little Vacation On The Sunny Beaches of Goa!


Go Goa Gone!

One thing that my parents can never fathom is how the pati and I go away on vacations and little trips without doing any bookings beforehand... It's always been a tradition with us that we never get our hotel bookings done in advance and always invariably book ourselves something after we reach our vacation destination... I mean really, if a couple goes for a honeymoon without booking a hotel in a foreign land and hunts for a place to stay only on landing at the airport, you really cannot expect much now can you...
I swear! While on our honeymoon, the pati and I very confidently took a flight out of Bombay, flew into Male (the capital of Maldives?) without a hotel booking and then finally at the Male airport called The Taj and got a booking done through a pay phone! Oh yes! It was an adventure on its own!

We have been keeping the tradition alive all these 3 years and so when I just called up my mom to tell her that our Goa plans were finally materializing and the pati and I were planning on a backpacking trip to the party capital of India, she immediately quipped, "I bet you don't have a place to stay as yet"... Ummm well what could I say? She had it SPOT ON! Ha ha ha...
So am sure once am back from my mini little trip to the sunny sands, I will have quite an interesting post ready for you all recounting our experience trying to find ourselves a decent accommodation during the peak season! I mean with the Sunburn festival on and the New Years just round the corner, the pati and I sure have a daunting task ahead of us finding us even a little chhatt over our heads ;) Wish us luck!

Other than that I am really looking forward to getting all tanned and sun-kissed and having a time of my life... Note to Self: Pack loads of sunscreen and some cooling gel!
And once am back, I have this awesome giveaway planned for everyone on ISLM to mark the upcoming New Years! Yayeeee!

So how do you plan of spending your winter vacations? And did you get your hotel bookings done in advance? ;)


  1. wow!! new years in Goa would be awesome!! click loads of pics and put them on the blog as soon as you come back.
    Have fun!!

  2. no advance bookings everr.. welll that is something crazyyy.. but fun too..!!
    but going to Goa without any booking that too on new year.. wish u luckk guys!!
    Hope u have a great time.. :)

  3. wow..sounds fun. I have always had my trips prebooked :)

    Enjoy your vacation

  4. wow.. I like this.. lemme try this once and i would love to share my experience :D
    but then, in India, you can manage somehow.. but in maldives ?/ lol you are a cool couple :D

  5. Nice post!!!
    I like the way you writing the post..
    Thanks for sharing such a nice information.
    we have a bestNorth India Vacations plans,that will be very helpful for India tour.


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