I am sometimes over tips for women traveling safely – like we are fragile and need protecting from the big bad world. However I am also aware that we are so at home in our own worlds, we forget that things that we do normally at home are weird – dangerous – offensive to others when we travel.
Travel for me is not about inflicting my perspective on other people, but listening hard to the place I am in and showing respect for their customs, and learning how we can look at the world differently – our perspective is not the only one.
Morocco: I was in Morocco and we were asked to dress respectfully for a visit to a temple – cover our arms, legs and head. This seemed to me a perfectly reasonable request, yet someone in our group refused to do it, and then pointed to others in other groups who had not done it as well. To me this is simply the worst kind of rudeness and disrespect.
India: Recently I was in India and someone asked us not to take photos. I think half of the group kept on trying to take photos.
My friend Anna who I met on the #keralablogexpress this year has lived in India for months at a time, and has some great articles about traveling cheaply on her Global Gallivanting website.
Anna has recently written an article on Safety Tips for Women Traveling in India HERE IT IS
Please don’t let fear stop you from experiencing the most amazing, mind blowing, magical and life changing travel destination there is – it really is Incredible India and the rewards certainly outweigh the challenges! – See more
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