With COVID restrictions been lifted on indoor activities, we heard a collective sigh of relief across the board. It’s time to get back to enjoying the finer things in life, and without further ado I signed up for something I’ve long been waiting to experience. I took a trip out on the Mandovi River to...
March 9, 2022
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Several years ago, in the midst of a stressful season, I took a few days off and submerged myself in the tranquil paradise that was – and continues to be – Ishavilas. The heritage home in Siolim recently completed a few renovations and I popped back to see the changes.   This stately villa is…

March 26, 2019
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What do you do when you have a sudden five-day break and you’re hankering for adventure? You book tickets to Thailand. From my home in India, this is a quick getaway, easy to reach and offers the unbeatable advantage of wonderfully low fares. Bangkok, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan have all seen the soles of my...
March 25, 2019
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Splendid Saffron Sunday Brunch at Village Cafe – Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa.

  Sundays are a day of rest or as I would prefer, a day for a drive out for a fabulous brunch with good friends or family. On hearing that the Park Hyatt Resort & Spa had started their Saffron Brunch at Village Cafe, their signature restaurant, we headed south for a culinary experience –...
June 26, 2018
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Hollywood at Home

Having been busy travelling over the last several months, I heard of Planet Hollywood Goa, with rave reviews from those who had visited and stayed. My diary had a little note reminding me to visit it as soon as I returned to Goa. And visit I did. I was certainly excited that this internationally renowned...
October 23, 2017
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 Ireland – My Home & The Place where I grew Up

  I come from a place that I feel is connected with India in so many ways. It’s a place in Ireland called Tara and just like my adoptive country, it too is a very mystical place. Barely an hour away from Dublin, it is far removed from the Irish capital’s metropolitan ambience, vivacity and fame....
July 25, 2017
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Tamarin, A Mediterranean Oasis In Calangute

Tamarin, A Mediterranean Oasis In Calangute On the busy Calangute-Candolim road, near the prominent Snip Salon and Spa, one walks into an oasis of calm at Tamarin. Set in an urban garden atmosphere, with an extensive menu of unusual dishes from all around the Mediterranean, and an impressive wine list, visiting travelers are awed here….

January 24, 2017
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The Hotel That Wows- W Hotel in Vagator.

The Hotel That Wows W Hotel Goa in Vagator takes one’s breath away with exquisite views and outstanding service Hotels are a dime a dozen in Goa, so to stand out, new entrants must be exceptional. W Hotel hits the nail on the head starting off with a jaw-dropping location against the historic ruins of…

January 21, 2017
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Tatva Spa: Massage at the mall

Porvorim’s new mall has caught the attention of many ever since its construction began many months ago. It now has one of the most consistent spas in Goa located on its premises – Tatva Spa.

December 7, 2016
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Top 5 Offbeat Wedding Venues In Goa

Goa has been high on destination wedding lists for years. Goa weddings have evolved from simple, casual, just-thrown-together ceremonies on the beach to meticulously planned events whether they’re earthy, boho celebrations or opulent, elaborate events. As a much-desired destination, it can sometimes be a scramble to get a venue in Goa that is perfect for you. Sinéad McManus makes a handy list…

June 13, 2016
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