Best Cafes and Restaurants in Manali – ThatGoanGirl Guide

Hey dear readers, welcome back! If you hail from North India, there are high chances that you’ve already visited the bustling hill-station of Manali at least once. The popularity of this teeming little place doesn’t seem to be diminishing – it still attracts hordes of foreign backpackers, Indian honeymooners, families…

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Best Hotels and Homestays in Himachal Pradesh – ThatGoanGirl Guide

Hey there! As most of you know already, I recently got back from spending two months in Himachal Pradesh and during the course of that time, experienced a lot of places to stay – some worth recommending and others, never to speak of again. So whether you’re a backpacker looking…

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Goan Tapas and Cocktails at Antares, Goa

Fusion. This exciting word in the world of food is at best, a celebration of creativity and a well travelled chef. While the trend doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, Goan food has so far, has remained untouched by trendy mash-ups. On the other hand, we have…

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THAT GOAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS IN CANDOLIM, GOA

With over 200 restaurants in Candolim alone, the big vacation dilemma if you’re staying in that part of the state is deciding where to eat. Roadside shacks, fine dining spots overlooking the beach and everything in between serve up fare to please any palate. Rather than relying on the contradictory…

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Goan Stories at Vivanta by Taj, Goa – A tale of authentic Goan cuisine

Hey Guys! I know I’ve been MIA for around 2 weeks, but you know how hectic trips home are! Seriously! When I was studying, going home to Goa meant lazing around, sleeping, eating my fave dishes that Mum cooked and sleeping some more. Now, before I even reach home, I…

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That Goan Girl at WORLD FAIR TRADE WEEK 2017, DELHI

As most of you know from my barrage of posts on social media, I recently attended the World Fair Trade Conference at Crowne Plaza, Delhi from 9-14th November 2017. It took me until now to actually sit down and write about it, because over the course of that one week,…

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Caravela Cafe, Panjim – English Breakfasts & Goan Treats

If you’re wondering where Caravela Café is, you’d be surprised to know that you’ve most definitely driven past it as you enter Panjim. I have too! We’ve passed it countless times, and a split second glance into one of the lanes would have led you to this gem of a…

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What It’S Like Being A Goan Who Doesn’T Drink Alcohol

I should be a drinker. At least, society thinks I should. I’m Goan. I’m Catholic. I live alone in a new city. I’m in my twenties. I fall into every ‘drinking stereotype’ in the book and then some. But it’s true. I don’t drink. I’ll give you a moment to…

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I’M Goan And I Shower At Night!

If you’re a Goan who’s shifted to Mumbai, Bangalore or Delhi to work or study, I can bet you’ve faced people who turn speechless when they find out that you shower at night. As for me, I can’t help but feel disgusted to find out that they don’t!! The first…

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That Goan Girl’S First Giveaway Is Here!!!

Boy, oh boy! Do I have a surprise for you! Well, it’s not really a surprise because it’s all I’ve been talking about since launching the revamped blog last week! In order to celebrate the new and improved website, I’m having our FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!! I can’t tell you how…

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Delve into Pan Asian Cuisine at Tamari, Vivanta by Taj – Goa

It’s far from a sedate neighbourhood spot, but Vivanta by Taj, close to the Panaji market, is home to some elegant restaurants. I visited one of them, Goan Stories, in the same property last year and was struck by the amount of detail, thoughtfulness and work put into the ambience and…

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