When you’re travelling in India, you’re likely to be asked many times during your trip to take a selfie with a local. It’s a strange thing to experience. It makes you feel a bit like a celebrity. I’ve had everyone under the sun ask me for a photo. Guys, girls, kids, men, women, babies (well, […]
Author: Karl Rock
Karl Rock, is a Hindi speaking Kiwi ex-pat who take viewers behind the scenes of incredible India and its neighbours. He has visited every state and union territory in India, and its culturally similar neighbours – Pakistan and Bangladesh, and aims to make others fall in love with India and the subcontinent.
You’ve heard of the ritzy Hauz Khas Village in Delhi, but there’s another lesser known and much cheaper food haven you should visit too – Hudson Lane. Hudson Lane is packed with over 70 restaurants, and because it’s right next to Delhi University’s massive North Campus it features pocket-friendly prices at around half the price […]
I’m trusting and used to paying for things in advance back home in the West. However, India is a different beast, and I quickly found myself being ripped off. Once you give someone money in India, it ain’t coming back. Whenever you can avoid it, do not pay for services or utilities ahead of time […]
Kathmandu is synonymous with climbing. But as you walk around the mud and stone roads, aromas hit you. When you look closer and explore down the narrow lanes that lead to hidden courtyards, you begin to discover that Kathmandu has an amazing restaurant scene. Nepalese food, coffee, bakeries, burgers, momos, lassi, the variety of a […]
As a female travelling to India, it’s essential to have your wits about you. While rape articles feature in newspapers daily, what’s more commonly experienced by tourists is sexual harassment i.e. stray hands, men getting too close, being stared at, or men masturbating in public.
I’ve never been so in awe of a place as I was with Himachal Pradesh (past Manali), Ladakh, and Kashmir. The mountains and beauty of this land are breathtaking. The sheer scale is like nothing I’ve seen before, and I’ve travelled the world. It’s grander than Yosemite, more picturesque than New Zealand, and more enchanting […]
Muslims, and in the past the Mughals rulers of India, are the kings of cooking flavourful meat in India. No one does it better. They’re famous for barbequed meat, rich meaty flavoured curries, and in Kashmir, Wazwan (a traditional 12-course meat extravaganza). If you love meat, especially red meat, read on (unfortunately, you won’t find […]
Food in Ladakh is heavily influenced by Tibetan cuisine. Hence many of the top dishes here being Tibetan. Nevertheless, if you manage to make it to one of the most beautiful and remotest places on earth, make sure to try these delicious Ladakhi foods!
The bottom line on the Royal Enfield Himalayan is it’s a good entry-level adventure bike for off-road and an average bike for on-road. If you’re living outside of India, for a little extra you’re much better off with the tried and tested Kawasaki KLE 650 (the fact that the U.S. Military have been using it […]
After the rape of a local woman in Gurugram (previously Gurgaon, near Delhi) last week I think it’s important to remind travellers that hitchhiking in India is not advisable.