Saturday, 28 March 2015

Feel the Flea

Get a hippie dose with a visit to the Anjuna, Goa flea market


We all love Goa – the sun, the sand, the shacks – all make Goa, the go to holiday spot. No year is complete without a trip to this heavenly, casual, beach abode.  Be it with friends for those mad nights or with your partner for those romantic escapades - Goa caters to all!
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Another factor that keeps me coming back to Goa, is the flea market culture of this place. And the Wednesday flea market at Anjuna  is the place to be to pick up all the quirky, colorful stuff you want.
 
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Anjuna is a beach-town in Northe Goa, which in the early 60’s became the hide-out of ‘hippies’.  After running out of money but not wanting to leave, these travelers sold and bartered their possessions, everything from clothes, guitars, jeweler, art, music and more. This was the beginning of the now popular 'flea' market at Anjuna, and what started as "a Hippie-exchange" is now one of Anjuna's most popular attractions.  
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Strategically situated on the sandy stretch overlooking the Arabian Sea, today's vast and bustling Market, which transpires every Wednesday during the peak season (October-April), practically takes up the entire stretch of beach. The Market offers everything and anything you could think of auctioned by merchants and gypsies from across India selling locally produced apparel, spices, tea, coffee, jewellery, hand-made toys, souvenirs and much more.
 
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