Looking back at my first solo travel notes

Today i just happened to go through my Notes on Facebook which auto-imported from my old blog.

Came across this one, which was the first post from my first ever solo overseas travel (Brazil, 2008).

Almost every sentence put a smile on my face! I guess this is how travel blogging pays for itself 🙂


Original Post on Facebook Notes (Aug. 6, 2008)

Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.

Blog Comments

🙂 Makes me all the more excited about my trip. Tell me about the yellow fever vaccination story?

Awesome! Keep Rocking Man

Haha.. wondering what happens when you don’t know local language in different country.

Nickolai – I really need to start writing more. Long story short though… i got my vaccine in Rio, instead of getting it before the trip in Mumbai. faster, completely free and i’d definitely trust the efficacy.

Tosh – as long as you can get by with English or basics of the local language, it’s not too bad. eg: i don’t know any Thai but basic phrases definitely help you connect with locals deeper.