Read about the beginning of our Goa adventure in Part 1 here .
Before I go to our day 2 endeavours, a little background on Prachi and my friendship, I studied in one school till 6th standard when I was with my grandparents and then moved to another school when my ownership was transferred back to my parents :-P. So Prachi is a friend from my previous school, we reconnected 1 ½ years back after almost 8 years. We met over coffee or dinner once in a while but never thought we would be holidaying together someday in wildest of our dreams. We connected to each other instantly and wavelengths of our minds match brilliantly. We both were sceptical at first about how we will gel up with each other but the awkwardness dissolved instantly and completely on this day of our holiday!
Since we had nothing specific in mind we inquired about an island trip but unfortunately the pickup was very far from our hotel and the cabbies quoted exorbitantly, so we dropped the plan. We then decided to go and see the Goa Carnival in Madgaon which was quite near to our hotel. The day started with a photo session on the hotel lawns (as usual :-P) we clicked innumerable pictures and also harassed the hotel staff to click some for us.
We left for Madgaon at around noon and it was shopping first and then the carnival. Again unfortunately, the market was almost closed because of the carnival but we managed to buy stuff like the famous Goan cashew nuts and other things. We had lunch at the hotel nearby and rushed to block seats at the carnival site to realize that we are going to be almost roasted alive :-D. It was super hot and the sun literally burned us down, thank god I did not listen to Prachi as she was insisting on me wearing the below skirt. I wore a nice long ankle length floral trouser and a nice top to match it(having halo around my head).
A very good statue float!
The carnival started with a float of King Momo and Queen Momo waving at people and urging them to make merry :-D. The floats and participants were segregated in categories like Clown/Joker, Family, Fun/ Junk & Tradition etc.
The below float was my favourite named “Escape to Mars”, the characters were adorable and I actually believed that I can reach Mars if I sit in the space ship ;-).
ESCAPE TO MARS
We returned to the hotel at around 7 pm and relaxed with thereafter at a shack near the beach.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
GOAN TRADITION 2
THE FUN JUNK!
THE FUN JUNK 2!