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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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Nepal

Avoid These Travel Scams in Nepal!

Kathmandu is a hotbed for tourist scams. Especially the Thamel area, where most of the city’s hotels and foreign tourists are. You’ll be approached all day long in this area by touts, drug dealers, and seedy dance bar promoters while the Police just stand there. The basic rule is, don’t talk to anyone approaching you […]

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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 […]

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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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India Survival Guide

The Most Common Tourist Scams in India

Scams targetting tourists in India happen in all the major tourist cities, especially New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, where most tourists go. I met so many foreigners who had come back from India with bad experiences with scammers that I decided to start exposing their scams on YouTube. I myself have been scammed multiple times, […]

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India Survival Guide

How to Deal with Pollution While Travelling in India

Air pollution levels in the major cities like Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, and Lucknow hit off the chart levels and make headlines around the world due to farmers burning stubble every November. But what the media won’t tell you is that the air pollution is not always at such high levels. It’s usually around from November […]

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India Survival Guide

What to Do If You Get Sick While Travelling in India?

Getting sick in India is, unfortunately, for some people part of the experience. Food safety standards and water quality are different, and that’s usually why tourists fall sick. Don’t do what I did and assume that your stomach issues will pass. Mine don’t. It cost me three days in bed and an awkward six-hour bus […]

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India Survival Guide

India: Food and Drink Safety for Travellers

Food and drink have the potential to wreck 4 to 7 days of your trip in India while you recover in bed (or on the throne). Stomach infections, aka Delhi Belly, are the primary ailment travellers face on their trip. I’ve had several cases of different stomach infections from food and water over the years. […]