Welcome to a vaguely chronological space filled with anecdotes and adventures about my travels over the years with some musings about life thrown in for good measure.This is my space where I share my first hand travel experiences, entertaining stories, useful travel tips, travel photography and my crazy adventures with you from my perpetual travels around the world.
An ordinary girl on an extra ordinary journey. Yep thats me ! And The Goan Girl Zindagi is my way of sharing my travel stories and experiences with you hoping to inspire you to travel !
I’m guessing that you ended up here because, like me, you’re looking for a chance to get to know yourself better, or you just want to plan a trip that isn’t the same thing that everyone else is doing.
So who’s this Goan girl and what is Goangirlzindagi?
My name is Aditi and I’m just a nomadic girl from Goa who has been adventuring around the globe since I was a kid. A 20-something dreamer, food drink & life-lover, traveller & lost soul; wandering the Earth until I find what I’m looking for.
Growing up, I never really wanted a conventional life. As long as I remember, I’ve always had the wanderlust. And if it hadnt been for travel, I would have imagined myself living an urban lifestyle, tied to a desk with a handsomely paying job.
But now, I’m on this indefinite adventure, going places, meeting people, finding the offbeat, feeling its pulse, being curious and crazy. It’s thrilling and heartbreaking, it’s scary and exciting, it’s every emotion wrapped up into a sea of memories and experiences that you wouldn’t trade for the world. It’s about finding connections and similarities in places and people that you originally thought were so different. It’s realizing that possessions do nothing but suffocate you and that there is a world out there to explore. It’s living simply and sleeping soundly in places you’ve never heard of with a hostel packed with fellow travellers, like yourself.
I booked a one way ticket to Udaipur and armed with nothing but a carry-on bag and no company but my own, began chasing adventures. I remember the feeling of butterflies. Of nerves and anxiety. The world was waiting, and I was about to meet it. All by myself.
Since then, I’ve done budget road trips across tiny hamlets of Himachal, been to the world’s highest post office, seen the wonders of the world, trekked on some of the most beautiful terrains, survived in unfamiler cities, tasted some of the best wines and cuisines, witnessed various new cultures, interacted with locals and other globetrotters like myself. And much much more…
What started out as just a keen desire to see the world beyond the wall has now turned into a full-on addiction. Travel has shown me landscapes, people and cultures that I only thought existed in my dreams. It is the best combination of escape and discovery. When life feels repetitive and isolated, travel is the fuel I need to remain inspired. Its the moments of such complete happiness and clarity that make all the low times absolutely worthwhile. In the best possible way, you are forced to reorient your priorities, expand your perspective, and evolve beyond what is comfortable into something better, something more.
I have a thing for long drives, cosy hammocks and picturesque landscapes and a thirst to discover unseen alleys and broken trails. I crave the challenge of a new location – of speaking with locals to understand their views of the world, of trying new food and stumbling through new languages. The thought of tying myself down to one location or owning more possessions than can fit into my backpacks makes me extremely nervous.
Travel rescued me from the ordinary life. And I thank the universe every day for it !
So far I have travelled across 20 states of India and 6 other countries across Asia and Europe.
The idea of this blog was seeded back in 2016, on a chilly night out there somewhere in the mountains and since then, my wanderlust keeps growing by the day!
My journey is endless and I want to help you do the same thing.
It is so important to expose yourself to new cultures and experiences and to let yourself grow from them. If you are young and able, take that leap of faith and book a trip somewhere. When you push yourself outside your comfort zone, amazing things start to happen. Don’t miss out, live a life worth remembering.
Happy travels, wherever your feet may take you !