Goa City Guide (Love Travel Guides)

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The third edition of Love Goa was released in December 2014. The 200-page book has eight sections, including an overview of the state with 'must know’s' and 'must do's’ and presents the best places to eat, drink, shop, stay, be pampered, get fit and explore. The chapters of the book cover North Goa, Central Goa and South Goa.

“Now Love Goa has become regarded as THE guide for discerning travellers to Goa”

You can purchase the guide in 3 different formats:

- Shrink Wrap (book cover is made from khadi-cotton): available

- Khadi Pouch with a Silk Trim: sold-out

- All Silk Pouch: sold-out

Author Fiona Caulfield believes that India’s smallest state and one of India’s most popular tourist destinations was in need of a stylish guide that helps both travellers and residents discover authentic experiences. She takes her readers beyond the obvious tourist attractions and helps them fall in Love with Goa. This must have guide contains savvy insider knowledge that a traveller craves. The passionately curated guide is designed for the discerning luxury vagabond who wants authenticity in style.

Unlike mass tourist books, using this guide is like being chaperoned by a good friend. The entries are 'love stories' personally sourced from in-the-know locals including chefs and fisherman, artists and architects, writers and taxi-drivers. Fiona then personally tests every entry, checking that it really is the best experience in its category. Whether it be early morning bird watching, heading out on a snake safari, cooking the perfect fish caldine, assessing a fortune-teller or finding the best rooms - you can be sure all of the recommendations have met her exacting standards.

Like a book of secrets Love Goa reveals true insider experiences in the state ranging from the best Pao Bhaji to the inside track on where to buy cutting edge fashion. Love Goa reveals magical places to stay, from five-star to no star, including private villas and luxury tents.

The best experiences are not obvious. They are hidden in the paddy fields and the villages inland such as the shack where the five-star chef eats on his day off. They are in the home studios of designers and the workshops of artists who thrive in Goa’s creative landscape. This book is not just about simply getting a sense of the state - it's about digging deep into its heart. The first edition of Love Goa was launched in December 2011 and sold out in the first few weeks before a reprint was done. A year later the second edition was released and now Love Goa has become regarded as THE guide for discerning travellers to Goa.

Completely hand-made in India, Love Goa celebrates authentic Indian luxury and pays homage to India's rich craft legacy. Love Goa is printed on paper hand-made in Jaipur and the book cover is made from khadi-cotton hand woven in Andhra Pradesh.


“The standard bearers among India Guides” Departures Magazine

“These are my very favorite guide books - informative, impeccably curated, and beautifully designed. It's like having a completely in-the-know friend at your side. If you're going to India, or just want to day-dream about a future trip, you can't do better” Heidi Swanson, Quitokeeto.

“Fiona Caulfield's Love Guides are beautifully produced, thoughtful guides to the truly special places and activities, treasured by locals, that make the visitor fall in love with the city. Caulfied's beautifully designed and crafted books set a very high bar for her competitors -- they are without question the best city guides for the discerning traveller to anywhere that we have seen.” Globe Corner

“These cherishable guides are a gold mine of local know how. I was so impressed. For one thing, it's their appearance: each is hand-bound using old Indian paper making techniques, with a hand-woven, khadi cover and sold in a khadi pouch with a silk trim. Caulfield's local knowledge is compelling, especially her encyclopedic shopping savvy - always handy in India. I'll never shop in India again without her. The loving way she compiled them is a rarity.” Financial Times

“Love Story: We know a thing or two about guidebooks so thought it appropriate to give props to the insightful, Indian- centric Love Travel Guides series. Each book is beautifully printed and teeming with tips that could only be gleaned by local knowledge”. Wallpaper

“It looks, and feels, like a book of secrets. And so it is: all the savvy insider knowledge a traveller craves is here.” Weekend Australian

The ultimate guide for the discerning vagabond. A chic way to discover the hidden gems of cities across India.” Vogue

“Love stories - A guide pretty enough to give as a gift” Conde Nast Traveller

“Strikingly different, refreshingly intimate and beautifully designed" Travel & Leisure

“For the discerning traveller who wants authenticity in style” The Times of India

“Reading the book is like being chaperoned by a good friend” Longitude

Travel Guides to treasure. Like having the hidden gems of a city whispered into your ear by a dear uber-fabulous friend.” The Age.

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