Meet Parvinder Chawla, a woman travelling alone in India and the world — on a wheelchair! Her baby face, her infectious laugh and her warm welcome put me at ease immediately. She too, loves travelling, seeking out new cultures, putting herself out of her comfort zone, trusting in the kindness of strangers halfway across the world. Even around her own house, I noticed that she could only walk a few steps before having to sit or lie down — this acute sense of tiredness in her limbs makes her use a wheelchair most of the time. She had to muster up the energy to chat with me late into the night, and the bed and toilet seat were positioned unusually high to make it easier for her to get on and off easily.
Solo women travellers are a valuable segment of the tourism sector - columns - Hindustan Times
Adventurous Kate contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. When I first started blogging in early , solo female travel was a barely trodden topic. In most of these round-ups, women over 40 are consistently overlooked. Why is that? Unlike most of the round-ups out there, the women included here range in age from 40 to They come from several countries and a wide variety of backgrounds.
The number of female solo travelers has skyrocketed, but amid Instagram-worthy escapades are tales of violence and death, raising questions about how the world is greeting women who travel alone. Hannah Gavios in Queens, N. By Megan Specia and Tariro Mzezewa. On a five-day vacation to Costa Rica in November to celebrate her 36th birthday, Ms.
On a recent holiday, I was struck by the number of women tourists travelling alone at various airports. Among them were quite a few Indian women. One Indian woman who had been on holiday alone, I noticed, to my delight, beat back a number of loutish Indian men pushing her to change seats on a plane to accommodate them. Please adjust, madam, one of the wheedled. The woman stood her ground.