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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.

The Food Trucks of Portland

Portland has a really friendly, community spirited and geo-responsible vibe to it. Besides the plethora of foodie options, it also has some of the most authentic, locally run coffee shops. Visiting Portland was definitely...

Blast from the past – Virginia City, NV

Super energetic Kim had made plans for us to visit nearby Virginia City just a day after her wedding. Not to be confused with Virginia state, this is a quaint little town in Nevada...

Beyond the Grand Canyon

After a totally sober 2 days spent in Las Vegas with Dru and his family (sigh!), we drove from Vegas to the Grand Canyon. I was simply expecting a big gorge which would be a...

First thoughts on New York City, USA

Made it to New York City / The USA!  The primary agenda of my visit here is my oldest pal Dru’s wedding. But being my first ever trip, I had to visit my dear...

Happy 4th of July, America… Cya next week!

Writing this blog post exactly 10 days before i head there, after finally receiving my 10 year visa! My oldest pal from school is getting married and his fiancée is helping me make secret...
Culture Shock in Brazil

Dealing with Culture Shock in Brazil: How to blend in!

The supreme advantage a desi person has, across South America is the ability to blend in with the help of some basic Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (all other countries). Besides that, use these nifty...

I’m going on a sponsored trip to Colombia!

5 years ago, I happened to visit a stunningly beautiful country that had me spellbound in no time. Today, I’m overjoyed to announce that this country picked me to experience it’s wonders on a...

Traveler Interview – Vahishta Mistry

Kicking off the first in a series of traveler interviews, meet fellow globetrotter Vahishta Mistry who quit the corporate world after ~15 years in the industry to discover the world on a 2-year Round...