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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.

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How to make friends anywhere you travel

Nomadic Matt recently posted an informative video about the same subject, and i thought it would be great to delve into it further. His points are spot on and very actionable, it’s just that what...

Re-visiting Bogotá 5 years later

When i was backpacking across Colombia for a month back in 2008, i loved each and every place i visited. The only place that i didn’t feel too comfortable, and actually seemed a bit...

Going vegetarian in South America

Dear vegetarian friends, I’m trying an experiment on my second South America trip… … to go all-vegetarian for at least one of my daily meals. On the surface, it seems like a really tough...

Fitness + Travel: How i’m doing it

Utopian. Impossible. Self-Torture. A whole lot of yada yada and mostly nada nada is what you’ll hear when you try to talk to people about fitness and travel, together. So let me be honest...

The Best of Goa for Photography (2019 Update!)

If there’s one place i’ve traveled extensively over and over again, and still remained in awe of, it’s Goa. It’s definitely a place to lighten your heart, free your mind and connect with your...

NYC Museum Hacking

Here’s a little secret about discovering one of New York City’s gems + meeting fun people… Museums can be boring if you try to explore them on your own. Sure, you’ll probably learn a...

Contests: Win trips to Germany, Peru, Australia

As my regular readers know, i’m going to Colombia in Feb 2014 thanks to Brand Colombia. i thought i’d pass on the karma this festive season, with 3 amazing chances to win vacations around...

New York Hostels i stayed in and loved!

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of hostels in New York City, for the reasonable pricing ($50 a night) For most of my stay in New York, i was Couchsurfing with my buddy Nick...