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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.

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...

Top 6 Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia!

Given how close Tallinn is from Helsinki, i feel that anyone visiting Finland (specifically Helsinki) MUST hop on to a short cruise to the Estonian capital which is just over an hour away by...

Introducing Travel Tube: Videos by Exotic Gringo

In the past, i’ve been a shy story teller. Often holding back or unable to fully express and share my travel experiences. But this year, i made a commitment to let go of that...