Blogs, They Are A-Changin’… to a New Address!


My current whereabouts in Pokhara, Nepal.

My travel blog Arimo travels has moved. From now on, all new blog posts will appear at

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Alternative pictures from Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal as seen from the Agra Fort.

Have you ever seen any photos of Taj Mahal that are not taken in a perfect weather? If you search Taj Mahal in Google, nearly all the pictures are taken from the same direction. I want to show what visiting the famous mausoleum is really like, so here are a few less glamorous pictures from the site.

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I Got off a Train in a Random City in India


The view out of my hotel room window.

After traveling through some of the most popular tourist destinations of Southern India, I decided to hop off the train on a random city for a few days rest. When I finally got out of the beaten track, I witnessed a completely different India with unique flavours that… Nah, just kidding. There was nothing remarkable about my stay in the city of Surat.

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Stumbling in Hampi


The ruins in Hampi are remnants of Vijayanagara, the capital of the historic Vijayanagara Empire.

“Oh, you have to go to Hampi!” exclaimed Anthony, an American long term traveler during our stay in Iran in July. Anthony had not personally visited Hampi during his stay in India, but he had heard many other travelers recommend the place. Hampi is also listed as one of the top sights of India in the Lonely Planet guide. You can’t go wrong with so many people, right?

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8 Useful Android Apps for Long Term Travel (and What to Do With Them)


Keeping track of my purchases during a train ride from Moldova to Romania.

Ah, smart phones. They’ve permanently changed the way we travel, but they don’t help much if you don’t know what to do with them. Here are some free Android apps that I’ve found very helpful during my months on the road.

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