An evening in the old hippie & trance mecca Anjuna

After spending five nights in lovely Agonda it was time to move north and spend our last four nights in yet a nice, quiet beach paradise – Mandrem. Our “move” took place on a Wednesday which is the day when Anjuna beach holds its weekly “hippie market”. And that we did not want to miss. After checking in to our chic bungalow in Yab Yum resort we hopped in to the taxi again and drove back the 30 minutes to Anjuna. We arrived just about an hour before closing time. But it was enough to get a glimpse of this huge market that sells everything from the typical Indian things to handicrafts made by foreigners living in the area.

IMG_6697 small

Besides being famous as the old hippie mecca (not so much any more), Anjuna was also the birth place of Goa Trance and huge parties used to be held on the beaches. Nowadays music has to stop by 22:00 (this goes for whole of Goa which is why the headphone parties in Palolem, see my previous post). I am not much of a trance fan myself but it was interesting to listen to some as we were having dinner in a lovely roof top beach bar. Seated on the floor, enjoying a meal, a drink and some trance in the back ground we got to feel a completely different ambiance than southern Goa. After dinner (around 20:00) we even danced a bit as the DJ continued playing. It felt like in the middle of the night. At aroud 21:00 we were happy to jump in to a taxi and get back to Yab Yum. In Goa all taxis are private. Most of the drivers has huge loud speaker installations in the back of the car as it is not only the tourist that enjoys the Goa beats 🙂 The trance followed us all the way back to the hotel, where another world opened up which I will tell more about in the next and last post from this amazing India trip.

IMG_6698 small

IMG_6705 small

IMG_6709 small

IMG_6720 small

IMG_6732 small

IMG_6738 small

IMG_6751 small

IMG_6754 small

IMG_6770 small

IMG_6773 small

IMG_6795 small

IMG_6814 small

If you understand Swedish you can listen to my Anjuna report in below Youtube clip, with Goa trance beating in the background 😉

Advertisements

About Jenny Trozell

Swedish girl with a passion for travelling, Latin dance and meeting new interesting and fun people :-)

Posted on June 8, 2013, in India and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What a cool market! I can easily imagine how Goa trance came to life in those surrounding. Peace & Love and holy cows:)

    • Jenny Trozell

      😉 It is funny how every beach we visitied in Goa had its own ambiance. I am working on my last Goa post now…a more spiritual one

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: