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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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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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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 tourist go. I met so many foreigners who had come back from India with bad experiences from scammers that I decided to start exposing their scams on YouTube. I myself had been scammed multiple times, […]

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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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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. […]

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Buses and Trains in India Explained w/ Safety Tips

Buses, and more so trains, are the most common method of public transport for visitors to India when flights aren’t available or you just want to experience an Indian train adventure. Trains are a fun, comfortable, and economical way to travel between cities. A smooth train ride through the deserts and villages of Rajasthan is […]

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How to Be Street Smart in India

You gotta be smart when travelling in India – and any other foreign country for that matter. Everything you’ll read below is from my personal experience – yes, even sexual harassment and stalking. Let’s start with some tips for travelling safely in India, then we’ll go over different safety issues I’ve had to deal with […]

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How to Avoid Counterfeit Souvenirs in India

Souvenirs are a great reminder of all the diverse and beautiful places you have been to in India. India also produces some incredible products that they’re known worldwide for. You might want a warm and light cashmere shawl, saffron, a Taj Mahal replica made of marble, a banarasi silk saree, Indian spices, or maybe to […]