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. […]
India Travel Safety
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, […]
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 […]
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.
After the rape of a local woman in Gurugram (previously Gurgaon, near Delhi) last week I think it’s important to remind travellers that hitchhiking in India is not advisable.
Despite popular belief, beef dishes are available in India. But maybe not for much longer. In fact, India is, ironically, the #1 exporter of beef in the world. 24 of the 29 states in India have various regulations around the slaughter or sale of cows and their meat. But as […]
A 19-year-old German national was attacked Friday night near Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. Benjamin Scolt, a teenager from Germany, was attacked with a blade and looted of money as he was travelling from Chandni Chowk to Kashmere Gate at 10 pm. He was admitted to a hospital soon after […]
Pickpockets are crafty, it’s an art, and it’s damn annoying if you lose your passport to them! Luckily, in my experience with pickpockets, I didn’t lose that much. I was travelling by the Delhi Metro back to my apartment one night around 6 pm. I walked into the Khan Market […]