A few years ago, I was preparing to take a round-the-world trip by myself, starting off with backpacking Goa in India. Boarding the plane, ticket in hand, my stomach flipped. I was going on a solo trip to Goa. For a month. What was I thinking? Friends had warned me it could be dangerous there […]
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Goa was the first stop on my round the world trip and I spent one unforgettable month here.
In the north there’s the hippie community of Arambol with its sunset beach parties, yoga and meditation workshops and nearby night market. Over the border in Karnataka is the historic city of Hampi, which is well worth a visit.
I also explored Kerala, which lies south of Goa and is known as Gods Own Country thanks to its gorgeous green tea plantations. Here you will find examples of India’s traditional arts, culture and temples.
Read on to discover all my posts on these incredible places or head straight to my full guide to solo backpacking in Goa.
Palolem in Goa has one of the most romantic beaches in India and it’s easy to see why. While it’s mainly a place to relax, there are plenty of things to do in Palolem. Read on for the perfect Palolem backpackers guide. Take a blissful yoga class or retreat Palolem is the perfect place to relax […]
The Arpora night market in Goa is a colourful and vibrant experience and one of the most famous night markets in the world. With tasty food, live music and a wide variety of international stalls, this is the night market for all your hippie needs. Known locally as the Arpora Bazaar, it can be accessed in […]
On my first trip to India, I spent a month at the hippie beaches of Goa. In Palolem, I attended yoga classes at a nearby well-being centre called Bhakti Kutir. Secluded among the trees 200 metres above the south end of the beach, it’s a great place to go if you’re looking for yoga in Palolem. […]