Being overcharged, given wrong change, and high-pressure sales tactics are the 3 most common shopping scams for tourists to India. The first two I still deal with every week being a foreigner living in India. Here’s how to avoid these scams. Being Overcharged When I first worked this scam out, I realised that two stores […]
Category: India Travel Safety
In India, there are two types of tourists: prepared and unprepared. Prepared tourists will be able to enjoy India in all its majestic glory. They’ll have a safe trip, find their hotel safely, save money, and avoid sickness and scams. Unprepared tourists, well, you’ve heard all the stories before. Prepare for a safe trip to India with us.
After dealing with scammers who’ll approach you on foot in India, you need to know how to bargain and deal with Indian rickshaw (tuk-tuk) and taxi drivers so you can avoid massive foreigner price markups, lies, and scams. Watch my new hidden camera adventure to see tourist drivers attempt to lie, scam, and rip me […]
I knew sexual harassment and rape was an issue for women in India, but I never knew it was for men too until I experienced it myself. Sexual harassment is a crime that is not exclusive to women, men are the victims too. It’s time we started treating it that way. Men are extremely reluctant […]
Scammers and touts are a major issue for visitors to India, so I went around the streets of New Delhi and covertly filmed scammers in action so you can see exactly what to watch out for! Watch me scam the scammers! This all comes back to one of the most important rules from my India Survival […]
As I highlighted in my video Catfishing Scammers in India (and How to Avoid Them), scammers are everywhere in India. Especially in New Delhi. One of the most common scams is leading you to fake travel agencies who’ll charge you large commissions, rather than leading you to the official Government run Tourism Office, called India […]
I never used to think twice about the change I was being given or the prices I was being charged in New Zealand, besides we barely use cash so any overcharges on my cards can be disputed at the bank. Unfortunately, I took that bad habit to India. One day while I was staying in […]
At certain times of the year, air pollution in India goes off the scales. You must wear a mask to avoid breathing in these nasties. Watch my latest video below to know what you need to look for when buying a mask.
Yesterday I was shocked to read that two Swiss tourists had been attacked by 3 teen and 2 adult men near the impressive Fatehpur Sikri fort. The reason they were severely beaten shows the risks of PDA (Public Display of Affection) in India. In large Indian cities, it’s common to see couples holding hands, hugging, […]
India is both an incredible and challenging place to travel. Luckily, the incredible blows your mind and the challenging makes you a stronger and more street-smart person. That’s why so many people find India such a rewarding place to travel. You see amazing sights, and you’re put in situations that allow you to learn and […]
Last week a local friend of mine, Mohit, was walking in along the road in the busy tourist area of Karol Bhag, New Delhi when he checked his phone. As he did a motorcycle stopped next to him and the passenger swiped his phone from his hands and sped off. They caught him off-guard and […]