How to Explore Goa, India like a Local

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How to Explore Goa, India like a Local: Locals introduce their city.

In today’s MYCITY interview Rachel from “Hippie in Heels” introduces Goa, India where she is living since more than two years. Send me an email when you’d like to present your city.

NAME, Profession

RACHEL JONES, travel writer, masseuse, candle-maker… ex-Nurse.

Please introduce yourself:

I’m Rachel and I run the blog hippie in heels which is a “glamorous travel blog” about my travels around the world, but mostly Asia and islands. Recently I’ve spend almost a month in Hawaii & time in Indonesia and Langkawi Malaysia. I live in Goa, India and have for the last 2+ years.

How to Explore Goa, India like a Local

My city:

North Anjuna (Goa is the State).

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My favorite place to eat in Goa:

Vinayak, it’s a small hidden Goan restaurant in my village of Assagao.

A typical dish of Goa:

Goan cafreal is a common curry here that people come to have, but what the locals eat everyday is “fish curry rice” which is exactly what it sounds like!

My favorite bar in Goa:

There aren’t so much bars as there are random beach trance parties. We like to drink at Thalassa after a long boozy dinner which turns to a nice party in Vagator on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

What about the Nightlife in Goa?

The nightlife in Goa is all about psy and trance music. The fees to enter places can be high because apparently the DJ’s are well known. It’s unlike nightlife anywhere in the world and people come to Goa mainly to party.

How to Explore Goa, India like a Local

Things to do for free in Goa:

You can go to Dudsagar Falls although you’ll have to rent a scooter ($4 per day to get there) and you can go to the beach! Take time to tour Old Goa’s churches and Panjims European streets.