Evening at Palolem Beach, Goa

The Healthiest I’ve Felt in a Long Time

Derek India, Perspectives 84 Comments

It’s all thanks to the beach. I’ve been planted here on Palolem Beach in Goa for 17 days already and this morning I realized that it’s been a long time since I’ve felt this physically and mentally healthy. My daily routine since arriving in this paradise has been quite simple and it has barely changed at all during my stay. …

From My Beach Hut…A Quick Guide to Palolem Beach, Goa

Derek India, Videos 141 Comments

It’s high season here in the laid-back, popular tourist destination that is Goa, India. And despite the fact that most locals I’ve met have told me that this is the slowest high season they’ve seen in a while, there is still no shortage of tourists, both foreign and Indian, roaming around the beaches. I have chosen to spend my time …

Me in India

A Day In The Life Of A Nomad – India Version

Derek India 60 Comments

A few months ago, I wrote another post called “A Day in the Life of a Nomad” (Link) that described, as you might imagine, a random day of my travels. It was written about a particular day from my trip to Moldova over the summer and at the end of that post I mentioned that I would write about more …

Varanasi, India

The Wonderfully Fascinating City Of Varanasi

Derek India 50 Comments

It’s one of the holiest, it’s one of the oldest and it is by far one of the most fascinating destinations not only in India, but in the world. And I’m lucky enough to be here in the city of Varanasi right now for the second time in my life. I’m actually writing this post from my room at the …

Sikh Celebration in Delhi

How Much It Costs To Travel In India

Derek India, Travel Costs 201 Comments

After receiving a request for a post about how much it costs to travel in India from a reader of my Facebook Fan Page, I decided that such a post was a great idea. So here we go… India is commonly known as one of the least expensive destinations for travelers, especially for budget travelers. Prices here can often seem …

Taj Mahal, India

I Just Had The Crappiest Visit To The Taj Mahal

Derek India 77 Comments

The journey from Rishikesh to the world famous city of Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) was quite lengthy, taking us almost twelve hours to complete. This was partly due to the distance we needed to cover (400 kilometers) and partly due to the many stops we made along the way, which included lunch in the village of Shahpur and …