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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.

Maldives on a budget: Addu Atoll under ₹40K, all-in!

On the very first day of 2018 – January the 1st, i was in the Maldives for a week long holiday that cost me less than ₹40,000 including flights! It all began because i...

When The (Jeep) Compass Pointed Me To Coorg…

When I was invited by the Editor of CAR India Magazine and Jeep India on a road trip to Coorg, from Pune, I signed up for it instantly, especially when i was told that...

San Marino – Discovering a hidden fairy-tale country!

Chancing upon San Marino 🇸🇲 Last year, while i was planning my summer trip to Europe – mainly to Italy (since i scored a great round trip flight deal under ₹30K), i started getting a...

Secret Goa: Tribal Life in Ambaulim

Joao Fernandes welcomed us to the tribal village of Ambaulim with some of the most unique things i’ve ever tasted: porpoto cha – a herbal tea that’s supposedly a remedy for gas relief, muscular...

26th September is European Day of Languages!

Hallo! Oi! Hola! Hej! As a traveler, i’m a big fan of immersing into local cultures – and languages are an integral part of helping in enabling that. Today is the European Day of Languages, and...

Riverside Goa 🔊 Podcast with Musafir Stories

Rivers have always been the lifeline of civilizations, from drinking water to trade routes. As someone who’s been exploring Goa since the past 14 years and counting, my fascination and fondness towards Goa’s rivers...

Exotic Italy: Rome, Tuscany & Bologna

When Deepti Kshirsgar did a guest post for me about her love for Florentine sunsets, i honestly and smugly passed it off as naivety – sunsets happen every day, around the world, right?! Wrong!...

Finding Feni: The Spirit Of Goa

Last month, i was back in my favorite place in the whole wide world – Goa! This time, it was an invitation by Goa Tourism to attend the Spirit Of Goa festival, a unique...