Scoured piece of news
The advent of social media has changed tourism in Goa. It’s ever-increasing reputation as a ‘party’ holiday destination has been irritating locals to a point where many who live in tourist hubs want to move out.
A story on how it connects to my life
It was a cold November day when we decided to take a week’s break from the chill of the Indian capital city and visit the warm coastal city state called Goa. As we checked into a beachfront homestay, the warm climate and the equally warm hosts confirmed that we took the correct decision to come to Goa. Mornings and evenings were spent in leisurely strolls on the long beach with occasional nod to people passing by and watching the sunset. We had heard about the active Goa party scene too and expected a lot of loud music and partying sounds from the beach on the Saturday night which did not happen. In morning I read in the newspaper about a ban by authorities on late night parties which was to convince the local population not to leave and move out from the area due to this menace. It was much relief to us too and we had an enjoyable and relaxing time during our stay.