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Culture Shock in Brazil

Dealing with Culture Shock in Brazil: How to blend in!

The supreme advantage a desi person has, across South America is the ability to blend in with the help of some basic Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (all other countries). Besides that, use these nifty...

Nod, if you can do the desi head bobble!

For anyone who’s ever been to India, the desi bobble or nod is an amusing, lifelong memory. Nirvana Films captures this aspect of the traveler’s experience brilliantly in the new Incredible India 2013 ad....

Secret Rio

Hosteling – A great way to travel!

At the recently held Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) in Mumbai, perhaps the best stall in terms of value for travelers was the Youth Hostel Association of India one. I was pleasantly surprised that they...

10 Tips for Solo Women Travelers

Hello Ladies! If you have decided (or planning) to take a break from your routine and the only way to treat yourself is to pack up and take off to a far far away...

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...

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...

The Best Free Tools to find Cheap Flights

A roundup of the best tools to help you find the cheapest flights to anywhere in the world, from your nearest airport.

50 Fun Things To Do in Goa (2019 Update!)

ExoticGringo brings you THE ultimate, exhaustive list of things to do differently in Goa. First published in 2010, i’ve now updated it for the 2018-2019 season, so you can be sure you’re not missing...