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Posts Tagged ‘Goa’

There’s More to Goa, India, Than Just Goa Beautiful Beaches

  • 25 March 2013

One of the many hotspots in India is Goa, the famous former Portuguese colony on the country’s west coast. Goa has a bit of something for everyone. Its incredible beaches and natural beauty are certain to impress, but its long and storied history and full menu of activities will interest everyone from history buffs to sports enthusiasts. Even its local cuisine is sure to satisfy the fussiest eaters. Here are five of the best things to do in Goa.

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National Holidays: Experiential Travel at Its Best

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 July 2012

The (northern hemisphere) summer holiday season is now well and truly upon us, complete with major celebrations. Independent travellers with a particular penchant for direct, deep and engaging discovery – something sometimes called experiential travel – of new lands and cultures often wrap their travel plans around these happenings. Here are some of our favourites.

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Photo of the Week: Village Football in Goa, India

  • Ashok Doshi (photo and text)
  • 5 June 2011

Inter-village football games are the backbone of Goan soccer, and take place during the off-season months of monsoon (June to September). Vast open fields are converted to playing pitches for these inter-village tournaments, easily identified by the large crowds blocking the roads and causing traffic jams. Held mostly in the evenings, most of the matches are thronged by crowds of locals, hoarsely encouraging their heroes, even when faced with torrential rains.

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Monsoons in Goa, India: Paradise in the Rain

  • Ashok Doshi
  • 17 May 2011

It is just about dawn. Half past 5, or maybe 6am. I can hear the cuckoo singing, as it has been doing for the past week or so. It’s a sure sign that the monsoon rains are on their way to Goa, India. We already know this from the forecast, which shows them about a month away, edging toward Kerala, where they make landfall in late May or early June, about one week before they reach Goa.

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The Inside Word on… Goa, India

  • Ashok Doshi
  • 12 November 2010

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. Here we get under the skin of Goa, the beach capital of India.

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Epicureans Rejoice! A Celebration of Food and Drink Festivals from Around the World

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 16 October 2010

Great sources of national pride, a country’s cuisine and local produce are as much a cause for celebration as its culture and history. Not a month goes by without an homage to food and drink somewhere in the world, so check out our selection of events encouraging you to kick up your heels, eat, drink and be merry.

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