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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.

Jaisalmer Diaries: The Legend of Suryagarh

Something becomes ‘bespoke’ to me when service is earnest, non-intrusive yet customized and goes beyond one’s expectations. That’s how i’ll sum up the 3 days spent at the ultra luxurious Suryagarh in Jaisalmer! Breakfast...

Roving around in Rovaniemi

In February of 2015, i went exploring Rovaniemi… home to Santa Claus in the Arctic Circle region of Finland. Here are the highlights of my trip! Stay: AirBNB My first AirBNB experience couldn’t have...

Offer Alert! ‘See Shop Party Colombo’ package @ Rs. 19, 999/-

Yesterday, i was invited by Cinnamon Hotels & Sri Lankan Airlines for the launch of their new holiday package. While i was expecting a typical operator package, i was pleasantly surprised by the fabulous...

Frankly Frankfurt: First impressions of Germany

When you don’t expect something and it still happens, it’s gratifying, humbling and magical at the same time. Especially around a festive time like Christmas! So for a trip that was never supposed to...

Exploring Mahabaleshwar 🍓 LeMeridien Resort & Spa

Confession time! I had never visited Mahabaleshwar until November of 2015. One of the most popular getaways for Mumbaikars seemed so close to home that i often shrugged it off, without realizing what i...
Meininger Hostel Berlin

Hostel Review: Meininger Hotel Berlin Mitte “Humboldthaus”

A photo posted by Kaushal Karkhanis (@exoticgringo) on Dec 5, 2015 at 10:52am PST My base in Berlin was this bright and cheerful hotel + hostel that was perfect walking distance from everything i...

Zeit Zum Reisen! I’m off to Germany this weekend…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This Saturday, i’m off to Germany for a 5-day trip as a guest of Germany Tourism! i’ll be visiting Frankfurt, Rüdesheim and Berlin – a city i’ve heard so many good things about....

Find Facebook friends travelling / nearby

Great news! Facebook seems to rolling out one of my top wishes for the social network…  Nearby Friends not only lets you do what it implies, but also track friends who are travelling. The...