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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.

me, by the window with a magnificent view of Vidigal beach

Digital Nomad Secrets: How to find cheap long term stays

How i landed up going bald in Rio is a story for another time 😉 Today, i’m going to sub-let you in on a secret that most nomads and long term (slow) travelers are...

Spotting Flamingos in Mumbai (Airoli): The Easy Guide

i’ve always heard and known about flamingos in Mumbai, and just been lazy about attempting to actually go spot them myself. Until now. The Eastern part of Mumbai – the Dockyards, primarily a Mumbai...

Islands of Thailand 🏝 Koh Samet

What was supposed to be an 'island hopping' plan turned into me deciding to chill and soak in the goodness of Koh Samet island!

Daily Vlogs: 10 days in Goa for IFFI 2016

As if everything Goa has to offer is not enough, it also hosts some of the most anticipated events and festivals in India – including the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). So when...

Weekend Wine Getaway: Nashik – The Napa Valley of India!

The original plan to spend my friend Teenzy’s birthday was a weekend getaway in Pune – but an evening at the Bandra Wine Festival made us instantly change that to Nashik instead, since both...

Marhaba, Jordan – a fascinating intro to the Arab world.

‘Marhaba‘ was the first word i learned in Arabic, as i set out to explore the mystical, Martian-like land of Jordan. It means “hello”, and is the most common form of greeting in Jordanian...

Awesome Finds: The young explorer showing us India from the sky!

Don’t we all love sharing all the things that make us go “Whoa, that’s awesome!”? Ergo, i’m kickstarting a new section of the blog to showcase websites, travellers, places and pretty much everything that...

Warming up to AirBNB (+ $100 giveaway!)

As a veteran CouchSurfer, i’ve honestly not been a big fan of AirBNB – until recently. Primarily because it commercialized what was always a no-expectations based community of hosts and ‘surfers’ (travelers). So when...