White, American woman traveling to India for first time...nervous

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#106 May 30th, 2014, 17:04
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Originally Posted by EllaEnchanted View Post Im going to India in the winter to be with my fiance who is originally from India, and he tells me Ill get alot of attention. Im tall, 5'11 with pale skin, and I know Ill stand out alot. I don't do well with stares and can't imagine what would happen if I got groped or something (or what my fiance would do). Ive read some horror stories but also some very good stories and I would like to know about your personal experiences. Just trying to see what I should expect (:

Thank you!
You'll either hate India because of the staring, or you'll get used to it. Try not to look back at the men... Keep your eyes tracking past them. And ignore tuktuk drivers completely, they leave you alone I you don't respond.
As for the groaping, I carry a back pack or handbag so that my hands can always be up covering my chest in some way. You will see the men that swerve towards you to knock your boobs. I personally turn and give a quick 'fuck off' and continue on with a chuckle. I haven't encountered ANYONE trying to cop a feel.
Hope you have an amazing time, visit me in Jaipur if you come this way!
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#107 May 30th, 2014, 18:07
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Really, everyone stared at me. The women and children as well as the men. I think it was my blonde hair and white skin that got the most attention. Which leads me to tell everyone that it is the different way I looked that caused me to be stared at. Whatever it was, it was easily ignored and not a big deal.
#108 May 30th, 2014, 19:14
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it is the different way I looked that caused me to be stared at.
You are much, much too modest
#109 Jun 7th, 2014, 14:03
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Actually these days touching only knees or a bit lower is enough..
I think I would get beaten up if I went for a woman's knees. However, reputation is everything.
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#110 Jun 7th, 2014, 14:27
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I recently spend 2 weeks in Pune and I have to say no one even seemed to notice I was there . SO not too much to worry about in that city
#111 Jun 7th, 2014, 14:42
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Originally Posted by doggie do gooder View Post I recently spend 2 weeks in Pune and I have to say no one even seemed to notice I was there.


You mean, western tourists are not the centre of attention wherever they go? Even the female ones?



#112 Jun 8th, 2014, 09:21
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Guess not in Pune maybe Indians are just getting so used to seeing me kicking around !
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