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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.

Armchair Travel: Stay at home & explore the world!

OK, the world is under lockdown and travel is the last thing on peoples’ minds right now, as we grapple an invisible yet mighty common enemy – coronavirus! While that’s true, most travellers are...

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

In the past 11 years of solo travel, I’ve used a bunch of travel cards (prepaid Dollar or Euro cards) – from my first trip to Brazil in 2008 to the US trip in...

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...

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 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....

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...

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...

Minimalist Travel Souvenirs: Shopping Ideas!

Once the minimalist travel bug bites you, there’s no going back to a life of excesses. Less is more becomes a natural thing and the merits of living simple far outweigh a hoarding lifestyle...