Language Learning Apps I Use Daily!

The world is globalizing at a crazy pace, and quite frankly, if you only know how to speak one language, you’re at a disadvantage. Besides the practical reasons for learning a language (ie. connecting with locals while travelling is easier and the fact that this skill looks damn nice on your resume) , I think *elementary…

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Your Complete Checklist for Flat Hunting in Mumbai!

Living independently is something that’s totally new to me. Up until I moved to India, I’ve always lived at home with my parents who (as I’ve now realized) have been babying me all this time. Adulting makes me ask a lot of questions, such as … Why does everything cost money? And more importantly, What do…

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Tips for the Yoga Newbie

Namaskar from Mumbai! Having spent almost five months as an expat here, I’ve found that “because India” is a valid reason for everything I do. It’s kinda like the equivalent of saying “Fxck it” before being peer pressured into all sorts of debauchery you later regret engaging in. Except you can say “because India” for…

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Need a Visa for the United States? Get the ESTA Instead!

The United States is without a doubt an incredibly popular travel destination, with 50 states filled with historic landmarks, natural wonders, and world-renowned entertainment venues. It’s the land of the free, home of the brave, and the birthplace of milkshakes, after all! While folks around the world have certainly heard of the USA, not many…

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How to Transfer Money Internationally (Without the Headache!)

I hate worrying about money.  Especially when I’m traveling. My first experience living on my own adulting in Mumbai has been quite a challenge, financially speaking. Mainly because international wire transfers from Canadian banks to Indian banks take about a million years to process, and another billion years to trace. Whenever you’re dealing with international…

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Get Holi-Ready in 5 Simple Steps!

Happy Holi! For those who don’t know about this Hindu spring festival, Holi – also known as “festival of colours” – signifies the victory of good over evil, and is also a festival for forgiveness and new beginnings. It’s a national holiday celebrated with family and friends by throwing colours at one another. So basically,…