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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.

Travel inspiration: Visit a travel fair!

One of the best ways to be inspired to travel and to collect information about destinations you zero in on, is to visit travel exhibitions and fairs in your city.This weekend, as I’m headed...

How to win a free trip to… anywhere!

Just came across a phenomenal contest running on the travel blogosphere, thanks to Asma Kazi. Chris Guillebleu, a personal excellence leader and travel hacker who runs popular travel + unconventional living blog ‘The Art...

Ilha Grande – Brazil’s beautiful ‘big island’

Third article in the Mumbai Mirror, this time about my favorite island – Ilha Grande! Check it out in full glory as a PDF… Emerald Isle: Ilha Grande (1 of 2) by Kaushal Karkhanis...

World Platter: Ecuador + Japan + France in India!

After a hugely successful Oktoberfest organized by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, which Mumbaikars LOVED (my friends who went there stand testimony) – it’s time for some more authentic epicurean delights from around the...

Exotic Gringo in print!

Dear fellow traveler, it’s a pleasure to share with you two of my travel pieces which were recently published in Mumbai Mirror, the daily tabloid from the Times of India group. I’d love to...

Travel afar + Meet exciting people!

Most of us have that on top of our dream bucketlist, don’t we? Let me tell you, it’s easier than you think. From my own personal experience of traveling, I know that places are...
Girls wearing traditional drindl

Prost! Oktoberfest 2016 in Pune & Mumbai

Beer drinkers rejoice! This year, the official Oktoberfest organized by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce will take place on 2nd of December, 6.00 pm onwards at the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) –...

South America: Quick tips on Brasil & Colombia

Two of my good friends, Nick and JP are visiting Brasil and Colombia respectively, soon. Here are some quick tips / advice I shared with them… COLOMBIA ‘Pollo asado con papas fritas + jugo...