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  1. Penelope Silvers
    December 15, 2017 @ 2:27 am

    I’ve never traveled to this part of the world, and never heard of Goa. You’ve really given us a bird’s eye view of what it’s like there. Thanks for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      December 15, 2017 @ 11:06 am

      I’m glad I could give you a new perspective Penelope. Thank you for commenting 🙂

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  2. Ryan Biddulph
    December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am

    Interesting take here. We visited Kovalam Beach down the coast. Loved it. This had a different feel than the Goa I’ve been introduced to by my travel blogging buddies. I do love the backpack crowd but can do without the dirt bag crowd LOL. Of course, these seedy types are a tiny percentage of travelers but are usually the driver behind big government changes, like seen in Goa. Hopefully the place preserves its beauty and peace, while attracting the type of tourists that treat Goa and locals with respect too. Thanks for the insightful share.

    Ryan

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    • dankiteski
      December 15, 2017 @ 11:05 am

      Thanks for the comment Ryan. This is a global trend, unfortunately. 1) A few travellers find a new cool place. 2) It gets known for hedonism. 3) Travel bloggers and agents advertise the place aggressively. 4) Tourists that are too lazy to research follow the bandwagon. 5) The local players see the $$$ opportunity. 6) They try to make the place into a mass tourism place. 7) It becomes overcrowded and possibly polluted. 8) No one wants to go there except locals that think that the place still is what it was in the past.

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  3. Sanders
    September 13, 2018 @ 1:52 pm

    Spot on. Thanks for a very clear article. It’s very true. All I see around in Goa are the budget tourists from the north Indian cities turning this place into another Delhi, Lucknow or Gurgaon. There is not one creek or beach I didn’t see broken beer bottles or plastic floating around. Tourists in bus loads cooking beside the streets and defecating in the open is what I saw during the season. Of course, also no music festivals like sunburn as well because of the locals greed touching new heights…. We Indians have never known to keep a golden goose healthy.

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    • dankiteski
      September 14, 2018 @ 11:57 am

      Thank you for your comment. As much as it hurts me as a person that visited Goa multiple times, I just had to write this article. Hope things get better like they used to be once upon a time 🙂

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