After an amazing month in Gokarna we both felt it was time to move on to somewhere and something different, and so off we set to North Goa for our third (and probably) final Workaway of the trip. Being such a developed well-known tourist destination, we both decided that Goa would be best experienced by doing some work and thus meeting some local Goans, as well as people from all over the world.
Our Workaway was at an eco-stay, art gallery and cafe called Saraya, and our two weeks there were brilliant. A four hour shift each day in return for a bed, free food and spending most of our free time relaxing in a really chilled environment with other volunteers and customers, was a brilliant and cost-effective way of experiencing Goa. We were instantly welcomed with open arms by owner and architect Dee, and her son Zora.
The work itself was either waiting in the cafe-cum-pizzeria, or working in the garden planting chilli seeds and basil plants, and we both particularly enjoyed the latter.
We also loved the time we had off. We spent hours either relaxing and chatting in the cafe with other volunteers or customers, or exploring the nearby beaches and restaurants of North Goa.
The space that Dee and Zora have created is so inspiring, friendly and welcoming and we can't thank them enough for our time at Saraya.