The Minion Travel – Stuart’s Adventure in Goa

posted in: Asia, Beaches, Goa, India, Stays | 31
Goa needs no introduction, for it is the most popular and probably the most written about beach destination of India. Most loved and the most frequented, Goa never fails to enchant its visitors. Everyone gets bitten by the “Goa Bug” that forces them to return year after year. And that is exactly what my dear friend UV, claims to have happened to Stuart. 

Let me introduce my friend – Yuveline Prathna Titus Rao, fondly known as UV. An ex-colleague, a quirky creative writer with an ad agency, bubbly and vivacious human being, UV has a knack of finding humor in the dreariest of situations. UV shared a review of her stay at The Zuri in Goa but with a twist. She brought it alive through the eyes of her best pal – Stuart. I loved their (Stuart’s and UVs) view on it and requested her to share the same with all of you on this blog. The review is honest, though the tone is quirky. I am sure you are going to be in splits after you read through. Over to UV now –

Sea me in Goa
Sea me in Goa

The travel bug has bitten our very own yellow fellow, Stuart. And this time, his adventures begin in Goa, India. With a cozy four-day stay at Zuri White Sands Resort, Spa & Casino on the Varca Beach (South Goa), Stuart was game for some fun in the sun. The resort, he says, is a peaceful abode with ample activities just perfect for him to try out. But hey, as soon as he saw the white sands of the beach and the blue waves lashing in the distance, he zipped through the resort’s stone pathway in no time.

Checked in
Checked in
Right from his impatient flight trip from Bangalore, to the moment the waves hit his tiny yellow feet, Stuart has had some amazing experiences. Although it was monsoon and was raining for most part of the day, it didn’t dampen his spirits of trying out the nearby shacks and making a few visits to the beach (stone’s throw from the main cafe), just to see the violent waves of Varca. 
Excitement Boarded
Excitement Boarded

On one afternoon, Stuart ventured out to a nearby shack in search of some really gooood fooood, bored with the overcharged dishes in the resort’s menu. Voila, just 500 meters (1000 Stuart steps) from the gate into a lane, was ‘Garden Court’, where he enjoyed scrumptious delicacies every day/night during his stay in Zuri (Goa). Stuart says that the prices were “wow”, the food and service was “wowowowowo”.

Love at First Burp!
Love at First Burp!
Geared with just my MOTO X’s camera of 10 Mega Pixels (for more stories, follow me on Instagram), I took the little guy wherever I went to in Goa and got him posing. Not to forget the curious onlookers who took me for a teenager still stuck with a childish toy obsession. But hey, that didn’t stop me (or my husband from giving me ideas on poses). Because at the end of the click, I knew it’s going to bring a dozen smiles, at least, when someone sees these pictures.
So, how about you help double up those dozen smiles? See more snaps of Sun, Sand and Stuart only on my FB page UVness And, keep visiting for more adventures.
You’ll go bananaaaaas…

But before you hop onto my page, here are Stuart’s Stars for Zuri White Sands:                                                    
Stuart’s Score
3/5 (Only for Off-Season)
Thanks Ami Bhat (and Thrilling Travel) for this guest feature. Stuart’s gonna love all the likes!
For more fun and light hearted, join UV on her facebook page – UVness or on her Instagram UV 
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31 Responses

  1. Ami, this is what I call creativity! Making a boring hotel review come alive and make people smile!

  2. Absolutely Lata. Goa is so oft written about that I needed a different tone on Goa. UV gave me that through the minions. An honest and yet creative review.

  3. Stuart seems very happy with his budweiser, very funny article!!!

  4. Lovely and creative.:)

    Sriram & Krithiga

  5. You can definitely see your skills within the work you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  6. A really interesting and novel to recount memories 🙂

  7. Very interesting way to capture a trip … And anything with a minion always rocks 😀

  8. Now that''s a novel way of telling a story. Stuart looks content 🙂

  9. Very cute… 🙂
    Nice creative post!

  10. good ! informative post

  11. Very creative. Nice one.

  12. Oh yes! Stuart loved Goa!

  13. Thanks Indrani.

  14. I thought so too. Stuart is a star!!!

  15. I thought so too. Stuart is a star!!!

  16. 🙂 Would love Minions to be my companion too.

  17. Thanks Rishiraj

  18. Thanks Sriram and Krithiga

  19. Thank you Lata 🙂 Stuart's smirk inspired me too..

  20. Very very cool! Loved the captures and story through Stuart's eyes! Am surely gonna visit this place next time I visit Goa! Awesome uv!

  21. Stuart is so cool. Is he for hire?

  22. 🙂 UV's review totally makes the place interesting.

  23. 🙂 Stuart has a mind of his own. He does review places but speaks his mind 🙂

  24. This is quote an interesting view to share an experience 🙂

  25. Thanks Siddhartha

  26. Outstanding creative post! The land of Goa seen through the eyes of yellow Stuart adds life to the complete trip. The hotel review in an interesting and creative way has left me speechless. Thanks for sharing the amazing experience with eye-striking cute pictures!

  27. Thank you Aadarsh. Stuart really breathes life into a review

  28. good one!this is the really nice thought ..
    and this place very interesting.
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