The travel lady I have the honor to interview today stands on the other side of that looking glass… in the world of the strangely bizarre, strange and beautiful. She’s an extraordinary lady, successful at seeking out the “off-beat, cool, bizarre and eclectic” when she travels. Let me welcome, La Carmina.
What does the idea of “a solo woman traveling in India” surface for you?
When I met Chiaki, we were both, waiting for the local bus to our yoga ashram. A Japanese waif of gentle yogic smiles, she challenged my notions about what it is to be a solo female traveler in India. Chiaki didn’t boast the extensive list of a world traveler nor was she avoiding the challenges of navigating the local terrain in the way a native would; yet, she was tackling India solo doing it in calm stride.
How the hell was she doing it?