One American Girl in India

I am an American woman traveling alone in India. I am not, however, a typical tourist. Before my current stay, I lived for 3 years in Mumbai. During that time, I visited 12 states, primarily in North India, although I made it as far south as Kerala. Since my husband and I left India 2 … Continue reading One American Girl in India

Hardly a haven: A tale of three hotels in Himachal Pradesh

I spend a lot of time in five-star hotels. A ridiculous amount really. It is one of the most difficult aspects of expat life for me to accept. In the US, we would not have often stayed at such hotels. We stayed at the St. Regis in LA once, and that was highly unusual and … Continue reading Hardly a haven: A tale of three hotels in Himachal Pradesh

An American in Himachal: Common sense, culture, and travel

Let me make this clear: No woman--no matter what she wears or does--deserves to be raped. Ever. As I vacation in Himachal Pradesh (HP), I see the news report of an American woman raped in Kullu, a popular tourist destination in HP, near Great Himalayan National Park. (Not a location we are visiting, by the … Continue reading An American in Himachal: Common sense, culture, and travel