To escape energy-driven North Goa, we ventured south, first for a lunch at Matrin’s Corner (reportedly a favorite of the almost holy cricketer Sachin Tendulkar) in Betalbatim and then on to the pristine beaches. Due to strong riptides you’re not allowed to swim, but we played ignorant and stripped down to our icebreakers for some body surfing before being yelled at by a patrolling lifegaurd.
On the way home we got lost and stumbled upon the Three Kings Church which had breathtaking views of all the rice fields. Because it’s monsoon season, this is prime growing time and it was amazing to see people working their fields with ox and plow.
As a treat for finding our way back to the main road, we stopped and each had a couple of coconuts with cream.