By far my favourite thing that I did in Goa was visit the Tropical Spice Plantation. I wanted to go because I have no idea what spices and fruit look like when they are actually plants. And that made me sad. It was really amazing and our tour guide was so funny. I’d go there again, for sure.
Though this looks so fresh and green, this is actually one of the hottest peppers on earth!
This man was rolling some kind of cigarette that the British men behind me bought up like crazy.
This man is able to climb trees…
There were lots of natural remedies to buy afterwards – you can see the slimming one was very popular! I bought some neem oil which seems to be how Indian women keep their skin so clear. I’m testing it out now, and will report my findings at a later date!
Afterwards, I had a ride on this lovely elephant called Mala. I wouldn’t normally do this but I had heard more than a few reports of this plantation treating their elephants particularly well and so I went for it. If you are going somewhere to ride an elephant then please do make sure that the elephants are treated well before you support their business.
This was SO much fun and really eye opening. And this whole day of fun cost me less than 10 euros in total.