Goa isn't as empty as it used to be, and the beaches are filling up; but you may still be able to ride on the sands on some of the more remote beaches, with no more than a dirty look from the occasional Westerner who doesn't think bikes should be allowed on the beach. The Indians seem a lot more relaxed about it all, as indeed they are about most things. It's a wonderful country. The dirtiest look we ever got was from a hippie who was sunbathing in the nude (a good deal more offensive to most Indians). We woke him up as we rode past. Probably just as well really: that way, he didn't get quite so much of the sunburn that was clearly going to be agony next time he put some trousers on. Have you ever seen someone sunburnt there before?

last updated: 23/01/05

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