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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.

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...

Gringo Says Go: Teso, Goa

Starting a new series for the blog – properties and experiences I loved personally. Kicking this off is Teso Waterfront, a stunningly set riverside lounge + restaurant + resort destination on the Chapora-Siolim road in North...

Nod, if you can do the desi head bobble!

For anyone who’s ever been to India, the desi bobble or nod is an amusing, lifelong memory. Nirvana Films captures this aspect of the traveler’s experience brilliantly in the new Incredible India 2013 ad....
Secret Rio

Hosteling – A fun way to travel!

At the recently held Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) in Mumbai, perhaps the best stall in terms of value for travelers was the Youth Hostel Association of India one. I was pleasantly surprised that they...

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Photo by Ales Prikryl Go forth, your mountain is waiting! Brilliant video from Burning Man 2011. Definitely one of the most amazing places on earth and on my wishlist.

Language hacking for the Indian traveler

The Indian traveler has an almost unfair advantage when it comes to picking up new languages on the go. Since the devnagri script is phonetically pure, you always know exactly what a word sounds...