Top Tips for Solo Female Travel in Goa

By |January 19th, 2017

Four years ago I was preparing to go on a round the world trip by myself, starting with Goa in India. It was quite the adventure! Today I’m reflecting on my journey and bringing you my top tips for solo female travel in Goa.

My first stop was Ashvem, where I stayed in a fabulous […]

Posh Yoga Resort #1: YogaGypsys, Goa

By |February 18th, 2013

My initial destination on arrival in India – and the beginning of my round the world trip – was YogaGypsys, my first Posh Yoga Resort, or PYR (who doesn’t love an unnecessary abbreviation). Here I will give you the full lowdown. […]

La Plage in Goa, India: Restaurant Review

By |February 17th, 2013

Salivate at the sumptuous descriptions! Marvel at the food photography (a new career beckons)! Yes, it’s time for Backpacking Bella’s first restaurant review on the road.


What I’m Reading: Back Story – A Memoir by David Mitchell

By |February 16th, 2013

For Christmas my Dad gave me Back Story – A Memoir by David Mitchell, which I’d intended to buy for myself (thanks Dad!).

Mitchell, as you may know, is the star of the brilliantly wry sitcom Peep Show and regular comedy TV panellist on shows including QI and Would I Lie to You? I am a […]

Beach Life: Ashvem

By |February 14th, 2013

Ashvem beach in Goa is a serene area of coastline where you can easily grab yourself a sunlounger, without anything or anyone to disturb you.

Morning yoga at 8am takes place on this beach – a calming and invigorating way to wake, as the sun rises into the day (even for a novice like me).

And then […]