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Travel article "Why You Shouldn't Fear Scams in India" on the sustainable travel blog Teja on the Horizon | View up Babua Pandey Ghat by the river Ganges in Varanasi, India | Laundry hung out to dry on a ghat in Banaras | How to deal with scams in India | personal growth and character development opportunity 22

Why You Should Not Fear Scams in India

The very first person I met when venturing into Varanasi, was probably a scammer. This may be a strange way to begin an article about not fearing scams in India, but stay with me.  Then there are the compounding factors. While...

Travel article 'We Nearly Bought a Goat in the Delhi Goat Market' on travel and sustainability blog Teja on the Horizon | Goats for sale on a road divider on the eve of Eid ul Adha near the Red Fort, Delhi, India | Eid goat market in New Delhi 2

We Nearly Bought a Goat in the Delhi Goat Market!

I did not expect to see much sign of Eid-ul-Adha in New Delhi, when I found myself there last year of the eve of the holiday, instead of back home. Although Muslims are a significant minority in India, I was in...

Travel article 'The Tuktuk Driver at the Lucknow Train Station' | Sun setting behind the many-domed red and white building of Lucknow train station | Teja on the Horizon blog 2

The Tuktuk Driver in Lucknow Train Station

I did not need a tuktuk driver in Lucknow. The modest 3-star hotel that I booked (mainly because I couldn’t find backpackers’ hostels for Lucknow), came with a pickup service. I suppose Lucknow is not really part of a backpacker’s...

View of Indian railway train tracks against countryside from inside a train cabin | Travel sustainably by taking the train 4

Leaving Varanasi on a Train Bound for Lucknow

I stowed my things beneath the bottom bunk, climbed up to mine, and breathed a sigh of relief. The train leaving Varanasi had not left without me.  A detour for Banaras silk before leaving Varanasi It was a close shave...

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