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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.” […]

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Learning Hindi

Hindi Challenges 4: Gendered Nouns

Hindi isn’t alone in having masculine or feminine genders for words; French, Gaelic, and Spanish also have genders. And as you already know, English words don’t have genders. For example, in English, the word small doesn’t change whether we’re saying “small boy” or “small girl.” But in Hindi there’s छोटा लड़का and for feminine छोटी […]