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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.

South America Travel Basics: Getting a Yellow Fever Vaccine in Mumbai

Who needs it The popular misconception is that yellow fever vaccination is required to travel to South America or Africa. In reality, one requires it when returning to India, else you may be subjected...

Great Budget Hotels in Bengaluru – Curated Ideas

Pardon my long hiatus from the blog – been working in Bengaluru for the past 3 months and haven’t had any breathing time to sit down and blog properly. To catch up on my...

‘Dali Meets Gatsby’ – a quirky Bikaner experience with Narendra Bhavan

inspired by the eclectic and quirky life of the last reigning King of Bikaner and built atop his actual residence, Narendra Bhawan is perhaps 'Great Gatsby meets Salvador Dali'!
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...