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Preparing your trip to Goa: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Goa 1. One of the major drawbacks of Goa is its very hot sun, which could be literally fatal for European tourists. Many vacationers severely burn during the first day of rest, so you shouldn’t neglect means of sun protection.
2. Local beaches can’t boast with calm sea, as there are often quite high waves. That’s why it is recommended to go to the beach with young children before 10 am, when the sea is quiet. Those who are fond of beach accessories are recommended to choose the simplest outfit, as there is a major risk to lose an ornament because of strong waves.
3. The high tourist season in Goa is from November to the end of February. The air temperature at this time is not more than +33C, so guests would have a great opportunity to combine beach holidays with walks and excursions along scenic places.
4. One of the most popular souvenirs is spirits. A selection of alcoholic beverages is just huge; they are of high quality and affordable prices.
5. Many manifestations of the local lifestyle may seem rather unusual to foreign guests. For example, locals have long been accustomed to a large number of cows that can freely walk through the main streets of the capital and the most prestigious beaches. Cows are considered sacred animals here, so it isn’t accepted to show your dissatisfaction with their presence. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Tipping is common literally everywhere; it is recommended to leave a small monetary reward for any service. In the restaurant you can add about 5% of the total; it’s appropriate to leave 10 rupees for a taxi driver, a tour guide and a maid at a hotel.
7. Currency exchange can be found not only in banks and private exchange offices, but also in some stores that have exchange plate. It is worth noting that the last way is considered one of the most profitable, but if you want to exchange a large sum, you’d better use bank services.
Many national holidays carried out on Goa have religious roots. However, they are quite similar to religious celebrations in usual meaning. Locals devote incredibly interesting festivals and … Open
8. Cashless payment for goods and services isn’t common, so it’s better to have a sufficient amount of cash. In large cities, ATMs are ubiquitous, so it won’t be difficult to cash out money.
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India: travelling advices

4. If someone invites you over to their home, do well to bring small gifts. It could be good sweets or small, but interesting souvenirs from your home country.
5. You do not have to give money to beggars on the streets, even if they look completely miserable. Many of them work for local criminal groups, and the money of a generous tourist will be spent on God knows what. You must be prepared for the fact that beggars attack any person resembling a tourist twice as hard – because the locals are well aware of their deception, and a foreigner will be easier to obtain money from. There are many charity organizations in India and should you want to help those in need, you can make a donation to any of such organizations. In this way, you can be sure that your money will go to help those who really need it.
6. Indians treat all books, newspapers, and paper in general with great respect. These items symbolize knowledge and learning, so you should not throw away or carelessly handle books and paper, and even more so, step on them.
7. It is customary to respect the elderly in India, both relatives, and unfamiliar people. Those who wish to show respect to an elderly person can bend over and touch the elder’s feet, then touch his own head or chest in the region close to the heart. … Open
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Travelling to Goa - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Goa. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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