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My 7-Day ‘Discovering Jammu’ Motorcycle Itinerary

I’ve ridden throughout Ladakh and the Kashmir valley, so now it was time to ride a lesser-known region that’s also perfect for a motorcycle adventure – Jammu. In this post, I’ll give you my full itinerary so you can go on the same trip I took during my ‘Discovering Jammu’ YouTube series. What is the […]

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Blacklist

How To Get Off India’s Blacklist

In October 2020, I was added to India’s blacklist and couldn’t return to my wife and family in India until it expired 500 days later. In this post, I’ll cover exactly what India’s blacklist is and everything I did to try to get removed from it. The following information is to the best of my […]

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Motorcycle Travel

Can You Take an Indian-Registered or Foreign Vehicle to Pakistan?

I wanted to take my Indian-bought and registered Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle to Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border. So I rode to the Attari-Wagah border Customs office to find out if it was possible because there was no information online! Here is what I found out… Can you take an Indian-bought vehicle to Pakistan? The […]

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Motorcycle Travel

How to Take a Motorcycle on a Train in India (Real Experience Guide!)

Travelling with your motorcycle in India isn’t fun or simple, and chances are your bike will, at minimum, sustain some scratches. Still, it’s a cost-effective way to beat the summer heat when returning from a ride in the Himalayas. In this post, I’ll show you exactly how I took my motorcycle on an 8.5 hour […]

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Cybercrime

I Got a Fake YouTube Copyright Claim – Here’s What I Did Next!

Roha Entertainment, run by Sharat Chandra and Shyam Reddy Maruthi in Telangana, India, sent multiple false copyright claims to YouTubers, including myself, Jim Browning, and Deeveeaar. Roha Entertainment is a YouTube Certified Partner and therefore has access to YouTube’s Content ID system, allowing them to send copyright claims for the creators they represent. In this […]

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India

Avoiding Fake Ittar: A Guide to Buying High-Quality Traditional Perfume in India

Are you planning a trip to India and looking to buy some traditional perfume known as Ittar? This aromatic and exotic fragrance is popular in India and is made from natural ingredients such as flowers, herbs, and spices. Buying Ittar in India can be a unique and sensory experience, but it’s essential to know what […]

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India India Travel

How to Book a Train Ticket in India (For Foreigners)

Travelling by train in India can be an exciting and affordable way to explore the country’s diverse landscapes and culture. However, as a foreigner, it can be overwhelming to navigate the Indian Railway system. In this blog post, we’ll cover how foreigners can book train tickets in India, including how to book under the foreigner […]

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Entertainment India

The Ultimate Guide to the Bangalore Open Air Festival

Bangalore Open Air is India’s premier hard rock and heavy metal music festival. It started in 2012 and has featured bands like Mayhem, In Flames, Watain, Kreator, Iced Earth, and Napalm Death. I’ve attended the festival twice, and in this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about attending the festival for the first […]

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India Learning Hindi

List of common Hindi swear words (with formatting for blocklists)

The following is a list of the Hindi language’s most common swear words written in Devanagari with their English transliteration and translation. This list is suitable for use in places where you need to block bad language online. What is Hindi हिन्दी? Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world, after Mandarin, Spanish and English. If […]

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India Travel Safety

Will Tattoos Affect Your Trip to India?

“What will Indians think of a foreign tourist with tattoos, and are tattoos acceptable in India?” This question comes from one of my tattooed subscribers, Visith, via email. The quick answer is no, but there was one incident to be mindful of. In 2015, an Australian man was harassed in Bengaluru for having a Hindu […]