Jordan

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...

Europe, Guest Post

An ode to Florentine sunsets…

We had to take the train from Rome to Florence – and we missed it! On the third day of the trip, I was extremely upset on this miss out as I had planned...

Awesome Finds, India

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...

Contests, Travel

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...

Estonia, Europe

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...

Travel

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...

Ecuador

Exploring Quito in a day

Quito, the capital of Ecuador is one of the most charming cities i’ve ever visited. A phenomenal mix of a heritage and cultural hub in the Old Town and party central in La Mariscal...

Agra, India

Beckoning of the Taj Mahal – an impulsive phototrip

What started as a dinner date plan at Taj, Mumbai culminated in a photographic expedition of the Taj Mahal at Agra. The occasion was our first marriage anniversary! The true wanderlust gene in us...