March 25, 2013

Sun.Star Weekend | Tips for Women Travelers

Shoestring travelers are the most seasoned and storied among wanderers. They see the place without the touristy pampering and superfluity. With their frugality, they tolerate–if not accept–too boxy a room, strike a conversation with the locals, eat street food, can smell an extortionist meters away, adapt to the place’s mood swings, and are excited–not panicky–when they get lost. Shoestring travelers are hungry for experience unique to every place he or she winds up in. Shoestring traveling is presumably harder for women. Traveling—which is historically patriarchal—is already a challenge for her. There are every woman’s woes to deal with: dysmenorrhea, “weak” […]