Ever since a very young age I’ve known about the famous Goan drink Feni. My father, originally from Valpoi North Goa, often had a couple bottles of feni stored in the kitchen. There was no hiding it… when opened a distinctive pungent aroma filled the house. I always wondered why it smelt so strong for […]
A question frequently asked on travel forums is what’s Goa like in such and such month. We thought we would answer this on a month by month basis. For most, the weather just doesn’t get much better than Goa in December. It’s comfortably cool in the early morning and late evening with a temperature of 16°C . […]
There are scams in every tourist destination. The good news is that you are unlikely to get seriously stung in Goa. In no particular order here are ten tricks to watch out for: 1. BOTTLED WATER Anyone remember ‘Peckham Spring Water’ from the BBC comedy “Only Fools and Horses”? Well, India were ahead of the game. Just […]
How much and who to tip is a personal decision. We don’t always agree on this one ourselves, but there is some broad consensus on what may be appropriate in Goa. TIPPING BASICS India doesn’t have a strong tradition of tipping, but the practice is increasing and expectations are higher in tourist areas. In fact […]
Goan chouriços sausages are extremely popular with the Catholic population of Goa. They’re absolutely delicious, but many visitors to Goa don’t know about them.