You wrote that you are planning to visit Goa. I stayed a week there some years ago and had no problems with safety or anything else. I stayed in northern Goa, in Calangute and from there visited the capital Panjim, several beaches, the hippie market at Anjuna Beach, Old Goa with its old churches, Fort Aguada, the Mapusa market and some Hindu temples and made a boat trip on a river seeing crocodiles. These are all in northern Goa. There is of course also much else to see there and in the southern part. I enjoyed my stay in Goa very much.
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