Author: Karl Rock

How to Pack Light & Blend in in Pakistan. Photo by DVIDSHUB (
Pakistan, Travel Hacks

How to Pack Light & Blend in in Pakistan

I always travel light. I love travelling minimally with as little to carry, and therefore worry about, as possible. There’s nothing worse than lugging a heavy suitcase around a country like Pakistan or India where there aren’t footpaths to pull your case along. It’s far more convenient to take a […]

Surprising Indians with My Hindi [Exclusive Video]. Photo © Karl Rock.
Exclusive Videos

Surprising Indians with My Hindi [Exclusive Video]

Language connects us. When you’re living somewhere like India long term, it’s vital to learn the local language. If you want to fit in, make friends, and interact with the locals, you have to know at least a little bit of their language. Imagine moving to New Zealand or the […]

Outside the Irani Cafe in Pune. Photo © Karl Rock.
Food, Restaurants & Recipes

The Irani Cafe, Pune Review

I love Iranian food. When I worked in IT, my 2 Iranian colleagues and I would order from an Iranian families home delivery service once a week. During my last week at the office, I told the guys, “We’re ordering Iranian every day this week!” That was a tasty week. […]