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Three months ago, I made a life-altering transition in my life: I went from living for two years in empanada-loving, Spanish and Guaraní speaking, Reggaeton-blasting Latin America, to rice-and-dahl gorging, Hindi-central chattering, and Bollywood-dancing Southeast Asia
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But how many pictures must one see to feel the sensation of standing atop of one of the world’s tallest dunes while looking out at a sun-drenched sea of blood-red sand
We get into the cab, a beige car with a roomy trunk to stuff our Western packs. We huddle in together, and in my peripheral vision, I see another towering jeep in front of us, stuffed to the brim with our luggage. I turn my attention to the car door, watching the windows roll down automatically.
A few days ago, when the sun began to set and the temperature dipped below 100 degrees, I decided to take a break from sitting in front of the fan and mustered my energy to step outside for a run. I figured that with the increasingly sedentary lifestyle I was beginning to acquire as a result of the soaring temperatures, a bit of physical activity would probably do me good.
As a solo female living in India, I’ve found that there are a variety of essentials every woman should pack when heading on an epic trip to one of the most diverse and incredible countries in the world. After spending six months traveling throughout the north and south of India in 2008, and now living as a Clinton Fellow for the next 10 months in Delhi, I’ve compiled a crucial packing list for every female traveler