Priyansha Mishra is the Founder of On Her Way, a travel-tech startup that empowers women to travel fearlessly. As the daughter of an Army officer, she grew up travelling and moving towns every two years. Currently working in Goa, she discovered hidden gems that you ought to really know about—especially if you are on a solo adventure. You can check out her Insta here.
Over to Priyansha…
If you’re considering a solo trip to Goa, here are five places that will make the experience even better.
Jazz at The Flying Goat: Have you ever attended a jazz gig in a cosy space, all on your own, in a room full of strangers? But also still felt free enough to groove to the music, cocktail in hand, and without a care in the world about who’s watching. I find myself at Flying Goat—situated in North Goa’s Anjuna—on a Friday, for all of these reasons. Say hi to Qais, the man behind this amazing concept, when you’re there!
Self defence at Tribal Warriors: Not the first thing that comes to mind when you talk about Goa, but definitely something that’ll make you feel 10X empowered while travelling here alone. I attended self defence Jiu Jitsu classes with Tribal Warriors (also in Anjuna), and learnt to throw around men twice my size (gently though, it was just practice) and a few useful techniques to get myself out of any potentially uncomfortable situations. If you ever visit, have a chat with trainers Boney and Gagan—for an interesting story of how they ended up in Goa doing what they do.
Miramar Skate Park: A sea-side skate park that truly puts me in a state of flow. I am just an amateur longboarder but cruising on a board while listening to the waves crash against the concrete gives me a high that I can’t really explain. You should experience it yourself when you’re in Goa next. Non-skaters can go for the beautiful sunset views.
Hideaway: Located in Vagator, it’s truly a hideaway with no board outside but a lot of love inside. If you’ve often imagined what it’d be like to just sit at a bar with an amazing cocktail and meet new people while listening to some fantastic music, this is the place for you. Highly recommend their excellent espresso martini.
Barefoot: This place describes itself as your “friends’ living room in the countryside”. And it sure feels like that with their signature yellow couch, the cutest doggo called Goldie, home-style food and a comforting vibe. There are always other friendly people to meet here, and I made two new friends—one who borrowed a charger from me and the other who lent me her mosquito repellant. Odomos builds communities, folks!
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