Sunday 11 December 2016

Visas & Vaccinations

Published 26/04/2015 | 02:30

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Food

Beach front restaurants can not only serve excellent seafood and Indian in Goa, but Tibetan, Chinese, Israeli and Italian fare too. Just use your commonsense in choosing, and be careful not to drink local water. Inland, traditional Indian Thalis and Masala Dosas can be found for as little as €1.

Beaches

With 160km of coastline, Goa offers a huge variety when it comes to sun, sea and sand. Hippy vibes prevail at Arambol and Anjuna, while Colva and Benaulim attract retirees. The Palolem area is good for yoga schools and party spots. Half the fun lies in trying out different strips to find one for you.

Visas & Vaccinations

Obtaining a visa before travel is essential. It costs €52 and can be obtained by post via the Indian embassy in Dublin (indianembassy.ie). Certain vaccinations are recommended for travel. Check with your GP, and ask whether malaria is an issue. The Tropical Medical Bureau is at tmb.ie.

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