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Learning Hindi

Can You Be Fluent in Hindi in 3 Months? Hindi’s 5 Challenges

Don’t believe the hype. There’s no such thing as becoming fluent in 3 months. Even if you moved to the country and studied the language full-time for 3 months, you still would not be fluent, especially with a complex language like Hindi. However, in 3 months you can learn a lot. In this post, I […]

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India Survival Guide

Travel Essentials: Before You Travel to India

For first-time travellers to India, here’s what you need to consider before travelling: travel insurance, what vaccinations to take, how to apply for a tourist VISA, and what travel accessories should you carry. I’ll take you through all of this so we can set you up for a successful trip to incredible India. Should I […]

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Cybercrime

How to Report Cybercrime in India (English & हिंदी)

If you’re a victim of cybercrimes like scams, phishing, identity theft, hacking, hate, illegal images, grooming etc, there are two ways to report it to the Cyber Police in India. यदि आप साइबर अपराध जैसे घोटाले, फिशिंग, पहचान की चोरी, हैकिंग, घृणा, अवैध चित्र, ग्रूमिंग आदि के शिकार हैं, तो भारत में साइबर पुलिस को […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes Pakistan Travel

Authentic Pakistani Chai Recipe from a Chai Master

I’ve covered Indian Masala Chai recipes a few times now, but here we have the classic Pakistani Chai recipe as taught to me by a chaiwala in Pakistan! The difference between Indian & Pakistan Chai There are 2 differences. Pakistanis don’t usually put Masala in their chai. They might add one ground up cardamon pod, […]

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India Travel Pakistan Travel

Can Indians Visit Pakistan? Full Pakistan/India VISA Guide

Because I’ve been to Pakistan three times from India and vlogged the entire trip, a common question I get from Indians is, “How can I visit Pakistan?” Many Indians are interested in visiting what used to be part of India. And likewise, Pakistanis are inquisitive about going to India – when I was there many […]

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India Travel Pakistan Travel

How to Travel to Kartarpur Sahib via Kartarpur Corridor (Full Guide)

Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib is where Sikhism’s founder, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, spent the last 18 years of his life. Access to the Gurudwara was cut off after partition. But now Indian pilgrims can access it from India via the Kartarpur Corridor that extends 4.5 km into Pakistan. The Kartarpur Corridor connects the Dera […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes

The Most Authentic Old Dehli Style Chole Bhature Recipe [Video]

If you’ve read the best places in Delhi to eat Chole Bhature then you know I’m crazy about this delicious savoury and spicy quintessential Delhi dish. Some days I’d eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best Chole Bhature restaurants keep their recipe a guarded secret. Their unique recipe is the reason for their success. I […]

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Sri Lanka

How to Book Train Tickets in Sri Lanka (At Station or in Advance)

There are two easy ways to book train tickets in Sri Lanka. You can book direct at a train station, or you can book via an online reseller if you’re outside of Sri Lanka. How to book train tickets at a train station in Sri Lanka The cheapest way to book a train ticket is […]

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Travel Hacks

How to Recover Deleted GoPro Footage (Works for SD CARD ERROR too!)

If you film a lot with your GoPro, then one day you’re going to run into the infuriating “SD CARD ERROR.” Or perhaps you’ve deleted footage or formatted your SD card by mistake. It happens. These things have happened to me, and I had to find a solution to recover the data. The infamous SD […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes Sri Lanka

My Favourite Restaurants in Jaffna (& Tourist Map)

You’ve probably heard of Jaffna before. It was the epicentre of the Sri Lankan civil war, so it was off-limits to tourism for a long time. But now it’s open, and it’s a good thing because it’s a beautiful peninsula with tons to see and great food! The best places to eat in Jaffna, according to […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes Nepal

The Best Cheap Eats in Pokhara

The majestic tourist town of Pokhara in Nepal is surrounded by a huge lake, epic mountains, and is filled with over 300 restaurants! The sheer number of restaurants in such a small town surprised me, and I took it as a challenge to find the best restaurants in Pokhara for you. As always, I’ll focus […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes Nepal

Where to Try Newari Food & King Yoghurt in Bhaktapur

While you’re in Kathmandu, don’t miss the short 13km trip to the cultural city of Bhaktapur. While in Bhaktapur you must try two things: Newari Cuisine and Juju Dhau. Read on to find out what these are and the best restaurants to try them at. Try Newari Cuisine at Newari Kitchen The Newar are the indigenous people […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes Nepal

The Best Cheap Eats in Kathmandu

I spent weeks in Kathmandu trying all the little hole-in-the-wall khaja ghars (snack houses) and all the top-rated restaurants to bring you this list of the most authentic cheap eats. I found that most food blogs focused on the tourist traps in Kathmandu. So I spent a lot of time looking for authentic alternatives (some […]

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India

Do You Have to Convert to Get Married in India?

When Manisha and I started calling lawyers to find out how to get married in India, two we contacted said that I’d have to convert and that he’d supply the priest for that service. Another foreign friend of mine was given the same wrong advice too. The thing is, interfaith marriages are rare in India, […]

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India Travel Safety

Travellers Beware, Don’t Buy Fake Water in India!

Unbelievably, counterfeit water is a thing you need to avoid while travelling in India! Bootleggers slightly modify a legitimate water brand to fool you, and the store owners sell it because they earn more profit from this cheaper product. Some of the fake brands include: Bilseir, Bisferi, Bisllari, Beslare, Belsri, Brislei, Blissli, and many more. […]

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Pakistan Travel

Pakistan Travel Beginners Guide (Visa, Itineraries, SIM, Safety)

After spending years travelling to every state and union territory in India, I thought it was time to expand my travel goal to include all the provinces of neighbouring Pakistan. After all, it used to be part of India, so I was sure I’d enjoy it too. Since then, I’ve travelled to Pakistan three times […]

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Learning Hindi

Hindi Challenges 5: Word Order

When we first start learning Hindi, the word order appears backwards to us because the verb (the doing word) appears near the beginning of English sentences whereas, in Hindi, it’s at the end. A phrase like “I went home” translates to मैं घर गया and translating that word-for-word to English looks like “I home went.” […]