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Foodies Assemble! Mahalaxmi Saras Exhibition 2017

Before you remind me that Exotic Gringo is a travel blog and not a food blog, let me tell you one thing: If you want to experience the best of rural Indian culture (specifically...

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...

Brasil ♥ India – Here’s proof!

Just as Brazil is as exotic as it gets for us Indians, guess what… India is equally exotic for Brazilians! So much so, that as you travel through the land of samba and sunshine,...
Culture Shock in Brazil

Avoiding 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....

Colombia – The only risk is wanting to stay back!

Cross-posting this from my comment on the Tripping.com Facebook page. Tripping: Tell us about a *random act of kindness* from your travels. Me: First day in Colombia… after having heard enough of “isn’t it scary/risky”...