India Travel Safety

Girl texting. Photo by Jhaymesisviphotography.
India Travel Safety

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. […]

Apartments. Photo by Pulkit Sinha.
India Travel Safety

Why You Should Never Pay in Advance in India

I’m trusting and used to paying for things in advance back home in the West. However, India is a different beast, and I quickly found myself being ripped off. Once you give someone money in India, it ain’t coming back. Whenever you can avoid it, do not pay for services […]