During our relaxation time in Goa, we based ourselves close to the middle of the main tourist track along the coast, with the intention of exploring a few other areas.
We decided to spend two nights in Anjuna, a beach about an hour away from our apartment by motorbike (Actually, it took us two hours to get there with a few accidental, scenic detours). We were a little hesitant to drive a motorbike over an hour in India’s crazy traffic, but it actually ended up being much easier than expected. Although we technically took two wrong turns, we were easily able to get back on track both times without having to ask for directions. An accomplishment in its own way!
The next day, I try a yoga class at Bean Me Up, a guest house and vegan restaurant with a vibe similar to places we loved in Ubud, Bali. We check out the rest of the unique little town, and in the evening share some drinks and stories with the rest of the guests in our hostel. The night has some added excitement as we watch the final draw for the 2014 World Cup with football fans from England, Brazil, Belgium, and of course India. We do have about 8 years on most of our companions though, and we go to bed when they leave for the clubs at 1:00 am. Sigh. The late night last night really took a lot out of us, and I guess one night per week is all we can handle these days.