The first trip to Goa left me feeling a bit ambivalent. It took a bit of effort to enjoy Calangute but there were more positives than negatives. The effects of mass tourism were a little too evident although it brought with it all the comforts and conveniences required. Still, not one to be put off the search for the perfect beach holiday off we ventured again, this time more south and less populated. This time I was convinced, Goa is bloody brilliant!