I’ve lived in Goa for 3.5 years and have so much to share. I don’t keep the secret places to myself but lay it all out here on the blog so you can have a great time in this island paradise I call home.

6 Trendy Boho Boutiques and Shops in Panjim Goa

Panaji (Panjim) is such a cute old town. If you’ve never been to Europe, you’ll absolutely love shopping in the old alleys. We always say if you took all the people out of the town and just looked at it, you might actually think you were in Portugal or Spain. Even if you’ve been to

Forget Tripadvisor: the REAL best restaurants in Panjim

Some of the best restaurants in Panjim are forgotten because many expats and travelers stay in Anjuna or too far away, but they are so good, it's a shame. While writing this I'm kicking myself for not driving the 35 minutes more often! Best Restaurants in Panjim Baba’s Wood Café A bit hard to find

Just your average “monkey babysitting” day

There are two supermarkets in Anjuna: Oxfords and Orchards. I wanted to go to Orchards and Ben was all, "no it sucks", but he is forever in my debt that we went because we saw this: Monkey Babysitting  First of all, who doesn't love monkeys? Second of all, who loves them more than Ben? No one. I

Olaulim Backyards / The Other Side of Goa

Showing up at Olaulim Backyards, the other side of Goa, was like walking into the set of Life of Pi, complete with a cat called richard parker. The zoo animals were two litle goats that know how to kayak, a donkey with a distinct interest in playing monopoly, cats, and dogs. My favorite dogs were

Celebrating Sao Joao in Goa by Jumping in Wells

Every year in monsoon on June 24th, Christians celebrate Sao Joao in Goa in dedication to John the Baptist. There are lots of Christians in Goa because of the Portuguese influence so you see beautiful churches like in Old Goa. Because there is such a big bunch of believers here, they have a festival in

Mangeli Waterfall, a Monsoon Adventure

As it's raining cats and dogs in Goa and I'm trapped inside, this seems like a good story to share. We planned on waking up early to get to Mangeli waterfall at first, but early wake up calls literally never worked unless there is a plane to catch. Of course we showed up just about

Which Goa Restaurants and Clubs are Open in Monsoon?

One of my favorite things about being an expat in Goa are all the food options here. I have made many lists, including my favorite restaurants in Goa but sadly most of these are all closed. I've already explained a lot about what it's like in Goa in monsoon, so please do check out that post first. Don't forget

Old Goa Places to Visit (or to skip)

When it comes to Goa there are very few "tourist" attractions, but one is called Old Goa. If you're going to be here for a short time I don't recommend seeing Old Goa and actually have only gone once, which was after a year of living here when Colleen who blogs at Colleen Brynn Journeys visited