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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.

Thrifty Drifter Indore Challenge 1 of 3 – Find the secret recipe!

If you’ve been following my Indore adventures with Ginger Hotels, you know they set me up for 3 challenges in the city, with a pre-allocated budget – along with my buddy Sudi. The first...

Being ‘The Thrifty Drifter’ in Indore with Ginger Hotels

Last month, i participated in a contest run by Ginger Hotels, called “The Thrifty Drifter” – where they asked contestants to write about a smart travel story. For someone with lots of stories to...

Tuscany comes to Mumbai at Prego this summer!

This summer, Prego at the Westin Mumbai Garden City is bringing food lovers an authentic scrumptious Tuscan food festival that promises to be an unforgettable experience. Italian Food is one of the most popular fares in the...

Mumbai, put on your orange glasses and welcome Holland!

The First edition of Holland Meets Mumbai is happening from 1-7 June, 2015! An initiative to showcase what the Netherlands has to offer, it will display the Dutch experience across various themes: art, innovation, food,...

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...