Book Review – Wanderlust and Lipstick: For Women Traveling to India

categories: asia travel

Granted, not being a woman, I am not the target audience for this book, but I thoroughly enjoyed Beth Whitman’s guide to India. This is not a guidebook to the individual sites but more a strategy book for how to tackle India. It guides you through:

  • what to pack
  • how to secure your valuables
  • what you did with your left hand back there in the toilet
  • why you should sit on your left hand at the dinner table
  • how to dress and comport yourself

Some of the information in the book is definitely targeted at women, but I found much of it to be useful to me as well. I have often been told by travelers that India is a challenging country. A first time visitor would be well advised to consult a tool like this book before their first trip to India.

For more about traveling to India as a woman listen to the recent interview with Beth Whitman on the Amateur Traveler podcast.

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.



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