Category Archives: Travel

Backpacking India: Travel Tips

My biggest tip for someone backpacking through India: Be open to new experiences and learn to let your guard down. It won’t be easy. The most frequent word you will say is ‘no’, as you duck away from rickshaw drivers and merchants … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Travel Upgrades

In our four months of backpacking through India, we made more than a few sacrifices to save money – choosing crowded, local buses over private taxis; eating at local hangouts instead of fancy western restaurants; and staying in some sketchy … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Travel Expenses Breakdown

India is a very cheap country to travel through. Our biggest expense was flying in and out. Surprisingly, even after over 4 months travelling, we paid more for our flights than accommodation or food. So, how much does it cost … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Trip Summary

After 4 months backpacking through India, we have a lot of fond memories and unforgettable stories. We did our best to see as much of this amazing, diverse country as possible. We took dozens of trains, buses, and shared jeeps, … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Amritsar

Instead of spending our final Indian weekend in Delhi, we decided last-minute to take the train to Amritsar. The trains were all sold out, but we had no problem getting foreign tourist tickets. We were excited to visit Punjab, see … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India and home to some 13 million people, and our last stop on our journey through India. We flew home on April 15 from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Much like in India’s other … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Shimla

Our time in Shimla might be the low point of our trip through India, and one of our few places we regret even visiting. All three of us got sick (luckily not at the same time), the weather was miserable … Continue reading

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