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Your Mysore Shopping Guide

In Mysore you have shopping options GALORE. Mysore might be royal and known for yoga, but many people come here just to shop. Famous Mysore silk is found here with sari prices starting at 12,000 rupees up to over a Lakh!.  Khadi cotton is sold almost everywhere and I myself stocked up on about 9

Mysore Art & Meeting the local Artisans

I've had a few IG comments asking if traveling with goMowgli was worth it and this is a prime example of why it was. Looking back on my trip, seeing how Mysore art was made and meeting all these artisans was one of my favorite parts. From watching sculptors use their imagination only to break

A Luxury Guide to Bangalore

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

Casa Colombo | The Best Hotel to Stay in Colombo

We decided since we only had the weekend because of Ben’s work, we would go all luxury 5 star during our two days in Sri Lanka to make the most of it. One night in Colombo, one night in Galle. (At the bottom of this post are some tips for one day in Colombo). Other

This is India! 26

Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.

The Nitty Gritty | A goMowgli Review

UPDATE: GoMowgli are no longer in business. I'll leave my review live as it was, though. By now you must have all noticed that I spend a significant amount of time (26 days) on a tour through Karnataka with goMowgli. So, now for a goMowgli review. They are a hop on hop off bus in

Guide to Budget Airlines in India for Domestic Flights

Budget airlines in India for domestic flights are lifesavers. Sometimes, it’s cheaper to fly to Bombay than to take the bus! There is one thing you need to know before you book your flight to India: ONLY book it to your first port of entry. If you are flying London to Goa, book your international flight

Touring Coorg | Thadiyandamol & Iruppu Falls

You'd think after my last massive post on backpacking Coorg or this post on the top things to do in Coorg, you'd seen it all, but you haven't! As I continued touring Coorg with goMowgli it seemed to just keep getting better and better. Although we were in areas with no cell phone reception or WiFi, I was