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Which Parts of Pakistan Can Foreign Tourists Visit?

In 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan abolished the need for foreign tourists to get No Objection Certificates (NOC) to travel around Pakistan. And while foreigners can practically travel anywhere in Pakistan, there are still a few restrictions in place. Restrictions when visiting Pakistan as a tourist Balochistan is difficult All provinces of Pakistan are open […]

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How to Blend In While Travelling in India & Pakistan

When I’m travelling alone in India or Pakistan, I don’t want to be that foreigner trying to lug around a big suitcase on the streets, and I don’t want to be sticking out like a sore thumb because of what I’m wearing. It just attracts unwanted attention. If I’m in Pakistan and I stumble into a […]

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Is Pakistan Safe to Travel to?

What do you first think when you hear the word Pakistan? For me, living in New Zealand and India, since 9/11 it’s been synonymous with terrorism. News reports, the movie Zero Dark Thirty, and Mark Owen’s book No Easy Day were, like most, all I knew about Pakistan. I had similar worries about India from […]

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India Travel Safety

Foreign Woman Beheaded in India

Kerala Police have finally caught the two men who drugged, raped and beheaded a tourist – Liga Skromane from Latvia. Liga had been missing since February when she went to visit a beach in Kovalam. She had come to India in search of ancient Indian Ayurvedic (natural Indian healing) treatment for depression. The suspects are […]

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India Travel Safety

How to Keep Your Belongings Safe in Your Room in India

The only time I’ve ever had things stolen from my hotel room was when I was in New York. I was sharing a bunk bed with a German tourist. I remember thinking when I met him that he wasn’t very friendly. That should’ve been a sign. There were no lockers for luggage in the tiny room, […]

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India Travel Safety

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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India Travel Safety

How to Avoid the 3 Most Common Shopping Scams in India

Being overcharged, given wrong change, and high-pressure sales tactics are the 3 most common shopping scams for tourists to India. The first two I still deal with every week being a foreigner living in India. Here’s how to avoid these scams. Being Overcharged When I first worked this scam out, I realised that two stores […]

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India Rickshaw Scams Exposed & How to Get the Best Price [Exclusive Video]

After dealing with scammers who’ll approach you on foot in India, you need to know how to bargain and deal with Indian rickshaw (tuk-tuk) and taxi drivers so you can avoid massive foreigner price markups, lies, and scams. Watch my new hidden camera adventure to see tourist drivers attempt to lie, scam, and rip me […]

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Catfishing Scammers in India (and How to Avoid Them) [Exclusive Video]

Scammers and touts are a major issue for visitors to India, so I went around the streets of New Delhi and covertly filmed scammers in action so you can see exactly what to watch out for! Watch me scam the scammers! This all comes back to one of the most important rules from my India Survival […]

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India Travel Safety

Location of the REAL Government Tourism Office, New Delhi

As I highlighted in my video Catfishing Scammers in India (and How to Avoid Them), scammers are everywhere in India. Especially in New Delhi. One of the most common scams is leading you to fake travel agencies who’ll charge you large commissions, rather than leading you to the official Government run Tourism Office, called India […]