GOA’S SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET

newproject_1_original-1-1

In Goa, there are lots of markets to pay a visit to. The one which was recommended to us was the Saturday Night Market which is supposedly famous. After a few days of jetlag, we wanted to get out of the hotel and see something so we decided soaking up the atmosphere of the Saturday Night Market was the way to go.

IMG_20171230_213700_998

There are actually two Saturday night market’s in North Goa, one which is called Saturday Night Bazaar and the original, The Saturday Night Market. We were advised that the old one was the better one so hopped in a taxi to go there.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The journey there was an adventure within itself. Driving in Goa is absolutely terrible, I’m pretty sure you don’t have to have a license to drive there. Everyone pulls out on everyone, there’s no right of way, people are ridiculously risky, beeping is constant and on top of that, cows walk out in the middle of the road. The drive there was hair-raising and the traffic was so bad because it was such a busy night, both markets are packed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We did arrive at the market safe and sound thank Goodness! We spent some time wandering around the stalls seeing what they had to offer. The atmosphere was incredible with both Indians and tourists shopping around. The smell was an intense mix of spices and incense. Every seller wanted your attention but thankfully, it wasn’t too pushy.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We ended up buying some incense sticks and an elephant beach blanket. I have wanted a beach blanket for years but never wanted to splash out the 30€ lucky lucky men were charging in Tenerife. In Goa, I paid the equivalent of £4. Bargain!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

They also have performers at the market which is where the main atmosphere is. We watched a hippy band and fire dancers which provided a nice little break from browsing market stalls.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The market stalls are quite repetitive so a lot you just walk by without too much attention. I would say we spent less than two hours there but it was interesting to visit and soak up the atmosphere.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m not usually a market person but I enjoyed the visit, a bit of a different way to spend a Saturday night!


This blog post is not sponsored or endorsed in any way. All opinions are my own and just that: opinions.

 

Advertisements

One thought on “GOA’S SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s