Playing Sherlock At Mystery Rooms, Goa

I grew up on Famous Five, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Yes, I was that geeky kid. For those of you who read, mystery novels are the most captivating genre to get engrossed in! Maybe it’s the puzzle, the chance to watch the detective chase clues and try to…

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Spending New Year In Goa? Check Out These Top Airbnb Listings!

Welcome back!! As New Year approaches, all roads lead to Goa – India’s number 1 party destination. With cheap booze, shady shacks and umpteen choices for a New Years party, it’s a lovely place for a laid-back yet fun celebration. After staying at places like Ratapani Range Retreat and Phoebe’s…

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Coming To Goa Soon? So Is Ibis Styles Resort!

It’s that time again… The last quarter of the year! The time when long weekends are aplenty, family/friend’s wedding parties are being finalized, EDM concert tickets are up for grabs and New Years, as always is ready to leave us wondering where the heck the year went! I know you…

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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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Restaurant Review – The Black Sheep Bistro

In a state where one has a hundred food choices available, a restaurant must be a black sheep in order to stand out. True to its name, The Black Sheep Bistro is doing just that. Located in Panaji, this fusion restaurant is run by husband-wife duo, Prahlad and Sabreen who’ve…

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Restaurant Review – Cafe Cotinga

If you’re passing by St. Michael’s Church in Anjuna, you’ll come across a hotel with a giant bird cage outside – can’t miss it! That’s the Tamarind Hotel and inside is Café Cotinga. No review of this pretty cafe can begin without mentioning the origin of their unique name. Cotinga is…

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Viva Carnival! – Goa

When the rest of the schools in India had Fancy Dress Competitions, my school in Goa had a “Carnival Fiesta” in February. As a painfully shy child, saying that I dreaded that day every year is an understatement. Every kid HAD to dress up as something or someone, and we…

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Restaurant Review – Anand Seafood

If you ever want to eat the best seafood in Goa, take my advice. You have to step away from the seashore – away from the beach shacks offering assembly line type food at exorbitant prices. Head inland to the eateries that are located near the fields, with tiled roofs…

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Restaurant Review – Ignia (Goa)

It isn’t often that a restaurant comes out of nowhere and knocks your socks off! But when it happens, it reminds you why you love eating out in the first place. Located in Verna in the south of Goa, Ignia opened its doors to the public on November 7th 2015,…

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Restaurant Review – Bodega

Trying out new restaurants in Goa isn’t as easy as I would like it to be. Because by the time I relish a few home cooked meals and visit a couple of my favorite food joints, it’s time to leave. Then again, restaurants here start up and shut down as…

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ON RENTING A HOME IN GOA

I’ve gotten quite a few emails during the last couple of weeks from foreign tourists who happened to stumble across my blog, looking for information on Goa. So I’m going to take a break from the Canada post overload and deal with the most common questions. Should I stay in…

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