Most of Day 2 was spent in the pool at the hotel. One of the things on my to-do list is to learn swimming someday – it is one of those annoying things I SIMPLY haven’t managed to succeed even after 2 short attempts. We traveled to Anjuna Beach that day. At this point, I must mention that I had only once before ridden a scooty in my life before – and that was in a fit of disheveled intoxication. Over the next few days, I did manage to learn to ride a scooty with a pillion rider and mastered it.
Anjuna Beach has recently become more popular amidst young Indian travelers, thanks to being the venue for Sunburn – the largest Electronic Dance Music festival India sees every year for the past 4-5 years. Much before Sunburn arrived, Anjuna was frequented more by hippies (in the traditional sense) you could often find plenty of them smoking pot openly along the beach. During this particular visit, the beach was deserted…and beautiful. We took a long walk on the beach for an hour or so before we headed to Curlies – easily one of the most famous tourist joints in Goa. Curlies is a pub-cum-shack. The shack downstairs is a peaceful, cosmopolitan place where you will find regulars from several nationalities and cultures. The pub upstairs is a crazy scene with genuine psychedelic decor (neon lights and all that) and thumping electronic music every night. My friends being the sober, Bollywood-ish kind, we settled down in the shack area to a nice evening of cocktails, food and the IPL final on big-screen.