Welcome to HonestTravelTips.com

I am RohitI have been travelling for 20 years, have visited 70 plus countries and lived in 4 continents. Over time, I collected hundreds of pages of travel tips and thousands of photos. I am fortunate to have seen so many parts of the world and decided to share my tips and photos so you can maximize your travels and avoid the pitfalls that I encountered. 

The reality is that not all places are amazing and travelling is not always glamorous and easy. When planning for trips, I found a shortage of honest, independent information. So I created HonestTravelTips.com because all the tips here are just that…honest and independent. No company paid me to travel to these places or to write my reviews. The travel tips are not influenced by anyone. No glamour shots here of impossibly beautiful people. Just my honest travel experiences. 

By sharing my travel tips and my photos, I hope others become better travellers, get inspired to travel, or just enjoy seeing how interesting, diverse and wonderful our planet is. 

Countries Where I Have Been

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My Latest Travel Tips

  • Wow! Have you seen scenery like this before? Is this Earth or Mars?!

  • To me, Russia is a matryoshka doll. Nothing is what it appears to be and always, there is another layer to be discovered. Few countries in the world have gone through so much triumph and defeat. Read

  • Spain is a single country in name only. It is a decentralized state, composed of 17 autonomous communities. Click here to see my Photos and read more

  • Germans have the best Christmas markets in the world! I have been to a bunch of the markets but my favourites are in the cities of Nuremberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which are part of Germany's R

  • No trip is Oman is complete without a visit to the Musandam Peninsula, the lesser visited part of Oman. Arabian fjords, swim with dolphins in the wild, majestic mountains, ancient petroglyphs are just

  • Oman is a geological wonder. If you like majestic mountains and dramatic landscapes, then there are few places in the world like Oman. Read on to find out our more about Oman's geological wonders...

  • Slovenia has been generously blessed by mother nature. Glacier-fed lakes, snow-capped mountains, picturesque countryside, castles and 10,000 caves!

  • Ljubljana, one of the cleanest and pedestrian-friendly cities in Europe. Enjoy great food, wine, eclectic architecture. Or just simply sit a cafe, sip wine, and people watch.

  • You are reading this blog because are interested in the gorillas. So let’s get to it. I found the experience indelible, deeply spiritual.

  • Rwanda's steadfast determination to put its past behind is best exemplified by Kigali, a safe, clean and vibrant capital city.

  • Amman is a cosmopolitan yet busy city. There are many wonderful things to see (and eat) in this modern capital city. Read on for Amman Travel Tips.

  • So you want to get away from it all? Seychelles is THE place. Words cannot do justice to Seychelles' beauty. Seychelles is what Heaven must be like.

  • Best foods in Vietnam are street foods or in restaurants run by family members. The problem is how do you know if the food is safe to eat? Read on to find out.

  • While I was very impressed by Southern Namibia, I found Northern Namibia to be equally impressive (maybe even more!). Ideally, you should combine both South and North as part of your Namibia travel...

  • Norway is one of the most beautiful and one of the most expensive countries I have visited. Read on to find out how you can mitigate costs.

  • Northern Jordan is unfairly overshadowed by Petra and Wadi Rum. It has rare archaeological sites that should not be missed.

  • Southern Namibia has some of the most out-of-this-world scenery I have seen! I spent 3 days and 2 nights in the area and you can read about it here...

  • Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world is the main tourist destination of Jordan. And a place like no other on earth!

  • Central Vietnam contains many of the country’s cultural and historical sites which beautifully showcases its ancient, and often complex, history. Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue (pronounced ‘hway’) are Vietnam’s

  • Ho Chi Minh City is a big, busy, business-oriented city. However it does make a good base for day trips. I did 3 different day trips from HCMC: City + Food tour, Cooking class + Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong

  • Oslo is an immensely charming, albeit expensive city. It is one my favourites in Europe. Read on for tips on how you can enjoy the city inexpensively!

  • Start your tour of Oman in the capital city of Muscat. The city is also a good place to do some day trips.

  • Lying between two continents, Asia and Europe, Istanbul is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Right up there with stalwarts like New York, London, Paris.

  • Angkor Wat is the foremost symbol of Cambodia (it appears on the national flag) and is the country's top tourist attraction (attracting 2.2 million visitors last year).