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Why You Should Never Pay in Advance in India

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 […]

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10 Essential Safety Tips for Female (& Male!) Travellers to India

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.

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Is It Safe for Foreigners to Hitchhike in India?

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.

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Is It Safe for Tourists to Eat Beef in India?

Despite popular belief, beef dishes are available in India. But maybe not for much longer. 24 of the 29 states in India have various regulations around the slaughter or sale of cows and their meat. But as of 26 May 2017, the Narendra Modi-led BJP Government have tried to bring all states in line by imposing […]

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Safety Tips for Old Delhi at Night [Article: German National Attacked]

A 19-year-old German national was attacked Friday night near Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. Benjamin Scolt, a teenager from Germany, was attacked with a blade and looted of money as he was travelling from Chandni Chowk to Kashmere Gate at 10 pm. He was admitted to a hospital soon after the incident but he is […]

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Pickpockets in India and What to Do If It Happens to You

Pickpockets are crafty, it’s an art, and it’s damn annoying if you lose your passport to them! Luckily, in my experience with pickpockets, I didn’t lose that much. I was travelling by the Delhi Metro back to my apartment one night around 6 pm. I walked into the Khan Market Station like I do every […]