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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.

Keeping Warm in Lapland: What To Wear & How

One of the biggest concerns people have about traveling to places like Lapland and the Arctic Circle is keeping warm in sub-zero temperatures. Especially when you come from a hot and humid country like...

Svalbard: The Arctic crown of the world!

My ultimate inspiration for traveling has always been a world map – and every time i’ve looked at Europe, i’ve been fascinated by the mysterious land mass above Scandinavia – Svalbard, which is home...

Postcard from Helsinki – My first impressions of Europe

Helsinki was not only my port of entry / exit in Europe, it was also my first ever European city – so i had a lot of expectations of it. Oh, and it didn’t...

An evening at Suomenlinna island

Just a short 15 minute ferry away from mainland Helsinki, Suomenlinna is a fascinating fortress island where i wish i spent more time – an evening was definitely not enough. I got to spend...

Great news for the Indian passport holder!

Thailand: Indian passport validity reduced to one month for Thai visa – via TravTalk In a move to encourage Indians to visit Thailand, the Thai Immigration has reduced passport validity to only one month...

Antalya: An exotic Turkish detour

[pullquote-left]Fifteen minutes before scheduled landing, Turkish Airlines flight TK721 took a detour to Antalya instead of landing in Istanbul.[/pullquote-left] This may sound like a thriller movie, but the cause was a snowstorm which had...

Foodies, Assemble! Mahalaxmi SARAS Mumbai Exhibition 2020

If you want to experience the best of rural Indian culture (especially Maharashtrian cuisine), please do yourself a big favor and head to the Mahalaxmi SARAS expo to experience some authentic gaavran cuisine, handicrafts...

A rich Ecuadorian Chocolate Experience in Mumbai

Last week, Pro Ecuador, the Institute for the Promotion of Trade and Investment of the country, invited me to an awesome event in Mumbai. The event was based on ‘experiencing Ecuador’, recreating the life of...