Goa Basics

The Weather in Goa in December

Best time to visit Goa -Weather in December

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 . […]

How Much Should I Tip in Goa?


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 […]

Packing List for Goa

Packing for Goa

The general advice for international travellers to Goa is pack light and leave space to bring back some bargains. Light weight cottons such as Kurtas, Sarongs, T-shirts and shorts are inexpensive and readily available  in India. And less luggage allows independent travellers to get cheaper transport like auto-rickshaws and local buses.  EASILY FORGOTTEN Torch. Goa street […]

Getting Mobile Internet in Goa


The mobile internet in Goa has greatly improved and you are unlikely to be far from a shop selling 3/4G dongles and prepaid SIM cards. You may not get the best broadband speed in Goa, but we had little trouble running an internet based business on a 3G dongle. We also regularly used video conferencing and […]

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