By Aditi Seshadri

I hail from:

Originally a Madras girl, then a Bombaywali, now an adopted Goan

The first time I came to Goa:

As a 21-year-old to the beautiful beaches of South Goa, for a weekend getaway

What made me want to settle:

I grew up. I wanted some simplicity in my life, some greenery, the physical and mental space to do good work and live a decent life

I’ve been here for:

3.5 years

Here, I keep myself occupied with:

I work as a consultant for the startup and development sector, I read, I swim, I go for walks with my dogs, and when all else fails, there’s Netflix!

My favourite dining place in Goa is

Coco Thai and Bhatti Village and why… because of the authentic, non-fancy, home-style food.

My must visit recommendations in Goa are…

Reis Magos Fort for a history lesson, Houses of Goa for a culture lesson, and Sunaparanta for amazing cake

I go for a beach bumming day to…

Ashwem or Morjim, always

What I do every time I get a chance…

Go for a swim and a fish thali… in that order

What I would never do in Goa is…


My challenges of living in Goa are…

Power cuts, still adjusting to them

My tips to people who want to move here are…

Put aside the romantic notions of Goa idyll and think practically

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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