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Success! Police Arrest 4 Scammers in Connaught Place, New Delhi

Good news! After my report with Zee News on scammers in Connaught Place, New Delhi the Delhi Police began a crackdown on people ripping off foreigners and taking them around to overpriced stores. I never expected this to happen, but the Delhi Police have listened. Good work Delhi Police. I hope this continues during tourist […]

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The Time I Was Nearly Kidnapped in India (& How to Avoid Stalking)

Stalking. It’s only ever happened to me once in India, that I know of. Once is enough to give you that sickening feeling in your stomach and ask yourself, “What could have happened?” The sun was setting in Ranchi, the capital of one of the poorest states in India, Jharkhand. I’d just left my hotel […]

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5 Common Problems Foreign Travellers Face in India

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 […]

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How To Avoid Bag & Mobile Phone Snatchers

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 […]

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Indian Railways: What the Different Classes Mean

Indian railway is very extensive and the major transport that connects the entire country. In fact, one of the best ways to travel India (after car or bike) is on a train. Travelling in an Indian train can be a little uncomfortable for you on the first day, but slowly, you’ll come to love it […]

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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. In fact, India is, ironically, the #1 exporter of beef in the world. 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 […]

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Safer Parts of India for Solo Women Travellers in India

India has recently been put under the limelight for its many cases of rapes. Naturally, solo female travellers would try to stay away from this country. But let me tell you that not all states in India are like that. You don’t have to miss out on your Indian trip because of fear. Pack your […]

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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 […]