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Thrifty Drifter Indore Challenge 2 of 3 – Get a selfie with the moonwalking cop!

Continuing on my challenge based adventures in Indore with Ginger Hotels as ‘The Thrifty Drifter’, the next task to conquer was to find the quirky ‘moonwalking’ traffic cop of Indore – and get a...

Thrifty Drifter Indore Challenge 1 of 3 – Find the secret recipe!

If you’ve been following my Indore adventures with Ginger Hotels, you know they set me up for 3 challenges in the city, with a pre-allocated budget – along with my buddy Sudi. The first...

Keeping Warm in Lapland: What To Wear & How

One of the biggest concerns people have about traveling to places like Lapland and the Arctic Circle is keeping warm in sub-zero temperatures. Especially when you come from a hot and humid country like...

Postcard from Helsinki – My first impressions of Europe

Helsinki was not only my port of entry / exit in Europe, it was also my first ever European city – so i had a lot of expectations of it. Oh, and it didn’t...

Great news for the Indian passport holder!

Thailand: Indian passport validity reduced to one month for Thai visa – via TravTalk In a move to encourage Indians to visit Thailand, the Thai Immigration has reduced passport validity to only one month...

A rich Ecuadorian Chocolate Experience in Mumbai

Last week, Pro Ecuador, the Institute for the Promotion of Trade and Investment of the country, invited me to an awesome event in Mumbai. The event was based on ‘experiencing Ecuador’, recreating the life of...

26th September is European Day of Languages!

Hallo! Oi! Hola! Hej! As a traveler, i’m a big fan of immersing into local cultures – and languages are an integral part of helping in enabling that. Today is the European Day of Languages, and...

Looking back at my first solo travel notes

Today i just happened to go through my Notes on Facebook which auto-imported from my old blog. Came across this one, which was the first post from my first ever solo overseas travel (Brazil, 2008). Almost...