Discovering the Sun & Moon Worshipping Tribals of Ziro Valley

Of all the places on my Holiday Scout tour, I have to say I was looking forward to meeting the Apatani tribe in Ziro Valley the most. It's probably the top tourist place in Arunachal Pradesh, and is close to becoming a UNESCO Heritage Site, but it still receives very few visitors and you'll most likely

My Honest Review of Holiday Scout NE India Tours

I recently went to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam with Holiday Scout which if you follow this blog regularly you will have already known! I spent 11 days with them on the Monastery and Tribal Discovery Tour and this is my review of Holiday Scout. Please first check out FAQ about travel in NE India so you understand this

The Start of an Amazing Assamese Adventure!

I've recently gotten back from a trip to NE India with the company Holiday Scout and have so much amazing stuff to share with you guys. It was an 11 day trip and in some time, I'll be sharing a review about the company but first I'm going to share a few posts about the

How to Backpack NorthEast India (FAQ, Answered.)

I recently spent some time in Northeast India in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam with Holiday Scout. It's a misunderstood tribal area of India, and when I first came here 3 years ago, was barely mentioned in Lonely Planet; it was not recommended to visit because of safety reasons. But now Northeast tourism is growing and NorthEast

Ask Me Anything: Should I Buy a Used Car to Tour India?

I sometimes share e-mails under the tag "ask me anything". I get a lot of very similar e-mails which means there are a lot of people out there thinking the same questions. Why not address them to everyone? You can search more like these by clicking that link above. I got the most interesting e-mail from two

Not to Miss Adventure Sports in Varkala

I loved Varkala! It was 10x better than Kovalam in my opinion, which is another popular beach a little further south in Kerala. Varkala is up on a cliff and kind of reminds me of Vagator in Goa. It's a huge tourist destination for Indians and foreigners alike, and it's chilled out enough to swim

Less Touristy Than Munnar | Explore Chinnakanal Tea Fields

I've always wanted to go to the tea fields of India, but never actually thought past Darjeeling, when in fact the fields near Munnar in Kerala are possibly even more popular as a hill station to visit. When backpacking Kerala, this is something not to miss! While on our way with goMowgli, they got news

What to expect on a Kerala houseboat in Alleppey

FINALLY I've gotten on the Kerala backwaters! It only took me three years of traveling India to finally check it off my "India travel bucket list". It was pretty much what I expected except for a couple things. The boats have way more amenities than I thought: hot water, generators, comfortable beds, multiple bedrooms (3 on