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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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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 part of India. And likewise, Pakistanis are inquisitive about going to India – when I was there many asked […]

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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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Learning Urdu Pakistan Travel

Real World Urdu Examples for Reading Practice

Reading Urdu children stories is common for practising Urdu reading, but I find practising translating real-world signs and menus in Pakistan even more useful. Because you’re definitely going to come across these things every day while in Pakistan – and it’s this very reason why I decided I needed to learn Urdu. These photos are […]

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Learning Urdu

Best Videos for Learning the Urdu Alphabet

Out of the frustration of not being able to read signs and menus in Pakistan, I decided to expand my language learning from Hindi into its relative, Urdu. The biggest difference between Hindi and Urdu is just the script they’re written in. Hindi is written in Devanagari and Urdu in Nastaliq. Below are the best […]

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India Survival Guide

The Most Common Tourist Scams in India

Scams targetting tourists in India happen in all the major tourist cities, especially New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur where most tourist go. I met so many foreigners who had come back from India with bad experiences from scammers that I decided to start exposing their scams on YouTube. I myself had been scammed multiple times, […]

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How to Deal with Pollution While Travelling in India

Air pollution levels in the major cities like Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, and Lucknow hit off the chart levels and make headlines around the world due to farmers burning stubble every November. But what the media won’t tell you is that the air pollution is not always at such high levels. It’s usually around from November […]

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What to Do If You Get Sick While Travelling in India?

Getting sick in India is, unfortunately, for some people part of the experience. Food safety standards and water quality are different, and that’s usually why tourists fall sick. Don’t do what I did and assume that your stomach issues will pass. Mine don’t. It cost me three days in bed and an awkward six-hour bus […]

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India: Food and Drink Safety for Travellers

Food and drink have the potential to wreck 4 to 7 days of your trip in India while you recover in bed (or on the throne). Stomach infections, aka Delhi Belly, are the primary ailment travellers face on their trip. I’ve had several cases of different stomach infections from food and water over the years. […]

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Buses and Trains in India Explained w/ Safety Tips

Buses, and more so trains, are the most common method of public transport for visitors to India when flights aren’t available or you just want to experience an Indian train adventure. Trains are a fun, comfortable, and economical way to travel between cities. A smooth train ride through the deserts and villages of Rajasthan is […]

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How to Be Street Smart in India

You gotta be smart when travelling in India – and any other foreign country for that matter. Everything you’ll read below is from my personal experience – yes, even sexual harassment and stalking. Let’s start with some tips for travelling safely in India, then we’ll go over different safety issues I’ve had to deal with […]

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How to Avoid Counterfeit Souvenirs in India

Souvenirs are a great reminder of all the diverse and beautiful places you have been to in India. India also produces some incredible products that they’re known worldwide for. You might want a warm and light cashmere shawl, saffron, a Taj Mahal replica made of marble, a banarasi silk saree, Indian spices, or maybe to […]

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How to Bargain and Get Refunds in India

Bargaining is an integral part of Indian culture. It’s a game that intimidates most but in reality is very simple and just takes practice to acquire. You will be an expert in it after a few goes. I’m going to show you how to give them a run for their money so you get a […]