Discover the world through languages, on European Day Of Languages!

Hallo! Oi! Hola! Hej! Did you know that 26th of September is celebrated globally as European Day of Languages?! (Updated on 26th Sep. 2020. First published on 26th Sep. 2014). As a traveler, i’m a big fan of immersing into local cultures – and languages are an integral part of helping in enabling that. Remember, knowing the local language and immersing in cultures is not a must, but it WILL enhance your experience + help you make great...

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World Views: Discover travel blogs, vlogs & podcasts about any country!

I built a simple web app which lets you explore any country through blogs, vlogs and podcasts about it!

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How to stay at home & explore the world!

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Travel & Money: 5 Reasons I love the NiYO Travel Card

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Buzios: A perfect weekend getaway from Rio De Janeiro!

For my 5 week long stay in Brazil this year, i kept Rio De Janeiro as my base and explored parts of north east Brazil and also a nearby beach town called Buzios, which...

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Backyard Tourism: Exploring real Mumbai for travelers!

Since my earliest travel days, I’d host travellers in my parents’ humble abode through Couchsurfing and happily show them around my home city Mumbai. This practice served a dual purpose for me – i...

Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru in Jan: 3 epic food festivals offering a culinary journey of Karnataka!

Although January is an excellent time to be pretty much anywhere in India and enjoy the place, i’m a bit biased about Bengaluru as an epicurean nomad who will go anywhere for great food....

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South America from India – Why? How? Where? When? How Much?!

Writing this post after spending nearly 11 months across South America over three trips since 2008, i surely feel i can tell you a lot about my favorite continent. Consider this a primer if...

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Oi, Brazil! – Where to stay in Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro can be a starkly different and unique experience, based on which part of the city you choose to stay in, and how. From my personal experience of exploring the capital of...