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On A Month Alone In: India

I'm a woman - "alone" in India right now - "alone" in the way that Shona was "alone" ie there is a support system of people I know here. I went to India actually alone for the first time, and that was terrifying! I'm sorry, but this piece is really disappointing. 14 hour train ride complaint? Try taking one for 28 hours as a western woman. Which, actually, was lovely, and every one chats with you, and wants to know your life story, every one for three cars in each direction. But at any rate, I thought I would throw my hat in the ring and say Hairpin, come on. Traveling alone in India as a woman is so vastly different, if this series is for women, it should really be about women's travel experiences, as they are by and large 100% different in less developed countries. That his low point was punching a door on an air plane is something. Mine was being sick, alone, in a hotel, and having the hotel bell boy force his way into my room and corner me until I had to physically fight him off of me. This is a considerably different set of things to consider for female travelers who actually go places alone. Shona, you seem like a lovely person, no offense intended toward you and your experience, but I think it would be better fit for a different venue.

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm 0

On A Month Alone In: India

I'm a woman - "alone" in India right now - "alone" in the way that Shona was "alone" ie there is a support system of people I know here. I went to India actually alone for the first time, and that was terrifying! I'm sorry, but this piece is really disappointing. 14 hour train ride complaint? Try taking one for 28 hours as a western woman. Which, actually, was lovely, and every one chats with you, and wants to know your life story, every one for three cars in each direction. But at any rate, I thought I would throw my hat in the ring and say Hairpin, come on. Traveling alone in India as a woman is so vastly different, if this series is for women, it should really be about women's travel experiences, as they are by and large 100% different in less developed countries. That his low point was punching a door on an air plane is something. Mine was being sick, alone, in a hotel, and having the hotel bell boy force his way into my room and corner me until I had to physically fight him off of me. This is a considerably different set of things to consider for female travelers who actually go places alone. Shona, you seem like a lovely person, no offense intended toward you and your experience, but I think it would be better fit for a different venue.

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm 1

On Scott Lenhardt and the Twenty Four Hour Woman

Delightful. Also Scott is a dreamboat. Enthusiasm is the hottest.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm 0