Staycation at Azaya – Benaulim, Goa

I’m pretty sure the tourists who visit Goa have seen more of the state than I have. Honestly! Having grown up and schooled in Saligao, I don’t think I’ve travelled beyond a 10 km radius around my village – unless it was a school picnic in the South. And now,…

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Bistro Bourbon Street, Candolim – Good ol’ Cajun Cooking

Hey hey! Welcome back! It’s a brand new week and I have a great new find to tell you about – a Cajun restaurant right here in Candolim! Think Cajun cooking and some of the things that pop into your head are New Orleans, Louisiana, some delicious southern fried chicken…

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Amavi by Sumera, Calangute – In a league of its own!

Hey there! How excited am I! I couldn’t wait to tell you about this new restaurant I tried on my trip home to Goa in April and have been talking about ever since! Amavi by Sumera is a fairly new restaurant that merges casual with hip in the most seamless…

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RESTAURANTS IN CANDOLIM – ThatGoanGirl Guide

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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Fado Night at Alfama, Cidade de Goa

The elderly folk in Goa may not have heard of a ton of new fangled resorts in Goa, but you can bet they’ve all heard of Cidade De Goa. Situated at the end of the Miramar stretch, on turning left at the Dona Paula Circle, Cidade De Goa is one…

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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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Sangam Regency, Ratnagiri – Hotel Review

While Ratnagiri is not someone’s first choice for a vacation spot, it has a lot of what makes it a good one. Delectable seafood, proximity to Goa and Mumbai, more greenery than you can imagine and virgin beaches. Probably the one thing that sorely lacks here are resorts – and…

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Mumbai To Goa & Goa To Mumbai on Road – Everything you need to know

A great thing about living in Mumbai is the fact that you’re 600 kms away from Goa, which means you can get there in 10-11 hours, depending on how many stops you take. The bad news is that the horrendous state of roads in our country make driving as pleasant…

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The Oak Barrel, Panjim – I’ve saved the best for last!

Whew! I’ve finally come to the end of my string of restaurant reviews in Goa. From Tio Tillys to Yaki Zushi, Marriott to Grand Hyatt, Caravela Cafe to Cluck Tales – this trip sure had me piling on the kilos. However, I was certain that I left the best for…

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Grandmother’s Hole Beach – one of Goa’s many hidden gems

The beaches closest to my home in North Goa are congested, chaotic and suffer from a serious overdose of people. Luckily, (or unluckily) for me, and in fact, my entire village, when people think of Goa’s sun-kissed beaches, the ones that immediately pop to mind are the ones that are…

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Yaki Zushi – Goa’s most popular Sushi restaurant

A lot of folks from the Saligao-Sangolda-Porvorim area, and even beyond would have dined at Alua, Salgolda. Back in the day (getting old, I know), there weren’t a lot of dining options in Saligao, my hometown, and almost every occasion would be celebrated with lunch or dinner at Alua. Hailing…

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