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How to Avoid Being Overcharged in Stores in India

I never used to think twice about the change I was being given or the prices I was being charged in New Zealand, besides we barely use cash so any overcharges on my cards can be disputed at the bank. Unfortunately, I took that bad habit to India. One day while I was staying in […]

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How to Avoid Air Pollution in India With a Mask [Exclusive Video]

At certain times of the year, air pollution in India goes off the scales. You must wear a mask to avoid breathing in these nasties. Watch my latest video below to know what you need to look for when buying a mask.

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Is PDA (Public Display of Affection) Safe in India?

Yesterday I was shocked to read that two Swiss tourists had been attacked by 3 teen and 2 adult men near the impressive Fatehpur Sikri fort. The reason they were severely beaten shows the risks of PDA (Public Display of Affection) in India. In large Indian cities, it’s common to see couples holding hands, hugging, […]

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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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Why Do Indians like to Take Photos with Foreigners? [Selfies Included!]

When you’re travelling in India, you’re likely to be asked many times during your trip to take a selfie with a local. It’s a strange thing to experience. It makes you feel a bit like a celebrity. I’ve had everyone under the sun ask me for a photo. Guys, girls, kids, men, women, babies (well, […]

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10 Essential Safety Tips for Female (& Male!) Travellers to India

As a female travelling to India, it’s essential to have your wits about you. While rape articles feature in newspapers daily, what’s more commonly experienced by tourists is sexual harassment i.e. stray hands, men getting too close, being stared at, or men masturbating in public.