For Women Traveling to India: A Book Review and Free Copy Contest!
Looking for an informative travel read? Need some hot tips to make your next trip flow smoothly? Hoping for something that addresses your unique needs as a member of the O.G.C? (Official Girlfriends Club) Help is on the way.
The latest in the Wanderlust and Lipstick collection, this title by Beth Whitman provides loads of tips for women who will be navigating the subcontinent solo. Bonus? Many of her tips are applicable to travelers in general and can be used in numerous developing countries. She covers such issues as working around festival schedules when booking tickets and accommodations, how to avoid harassment in movie theaters and tips and hacks for dealing with India's vast train system. She even covers some of the inside scoop on the emerging health care system in India via some of the women she met there, including Wise Bread's own Amy Scher. Wanna grab a sneak peek at some of the hot tips you'll find in this book?
- Not only will you want to carry your own TP in India, but your own disposable tote bags for it as well. Since the waste water infrastructure often can't handle the extra bulk, you'll frequently need to put your used toilet tissue in a knotted bag and toss it later if a waste receptacle is not available.
- Use the overwhelming number of people vying for your business to your advantage. This is your chance to get the absolutely best price possible. Basically, bargain your ass off.
- Find a quiet retreat that is not your hotel room. The hustle and bustle of India can be overwhelming. While it's perfectly understandable to need a reprieve, nobody wants to spend their whole trip alone in the hotel room. Consider a temple, park or university library.
Beth Whitman is also the author of Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo, founder of the Wanderlust and Lipstick web site, and a blogger for the Seattle Post Intelligencer. She's also a kick butt tour guide. Can't wait check out this title for yourself? Here's a link. To enter the contest, simply post a comment sharing a funny travel anecdote, a trip you've been dreaming of taking, or a hot tip for life on the road. The deadline is January 13th, at 9:00 a.m. EST.
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