A female traveler who has visited 50 countries in the last 10 years says that "very badass" has kept her safe while she has seen the world.
Financial analyst and writer Anurita De, 38, originally from Kanpur, India, said: & You must be really brave. You must be able to scare people. Don't be intimidated, be very naughty and try to scare them if they scare you. & # 39;
Anurita, now living in London, talked about experiences she had last year on a six-month solo trip to India, where she unfortunately had the opportunity to put this philosophy into practice.
Financial analyst and writer Anurita De, 38, originally from Kanpur, India, said: & You must be really brave. You must be able to scare people. Don't be intimidated, be very bad and try to scare them if they scare you. "She is depicted driving a boat for Meganisi in Greece
The first 24 years of her life, Anurita did not travel anywhere. She is depicted on Zanzibar
She said: "India was a great experience, but at the same time I experienced a number of things that I was afraid of. The hotel manager tried to beat me to a hotel in Rajasthan. I put the camera on the roof on a tripod and I was on a porch and I lay there on the floor to take pictures, and then a man lay down next to me and started stroking my cheek.
& # 39; It doesn't matter who that woman is, they will still try to hit them. They think it's good if they hit me. It is definitely not in the western world. There were these shocking examples, but I am happy because I always wanted to travel to India alone and I had many fantastic experiences.
& # 39; This time a man followed me while I waited for a Uber and so I called my friend and described the man and asked them to connect me with the police and I spoke very loudly and he just ran away.
& # 39; In the western world it was fine. No matter in which part of the world you are, men will try to talk to you when you are alone. But in other places it is different from India – and you can say no and ask for your space and it is fine. & # 39;
Anurita poses on the beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. It was only when Anurita was 24 when she was sent to London for training that the world opened up for her
Anurita feeds the birds at Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset. She posts beautiful pictures of her travels at home in the UK and abroad on Instagram under the handle @wingswheelsandwanderlust
& # 39; The best thing about this lifestyle is freedom. I just find it liberating to be wherever you want whenever you want. I see it becoming a richer person. I gain so much in travel, culture and knowledge. I meet so many new people, it just makes me feel better overall.
& # 39; I think it also helps me in my work because I can bring so much more to the table when I meet new people. & # 39;
Married Anurita estimates that she has spent between £ 8,000 and £ 10,000 on travel for the past 10 years, but she does not buy new furniture or luxury cars or a television, and instead gives priority to traveling above eating out and materialistic items.
She explained: & # 39; The first 22 years of my life I have not traveled anywhere. I stayed in the same city and my parents were not traveling, and I wasn't going anywhere while I was studying and finishing my degree.
Anurita has visited incredible 50 countries over the past 10 years, including the Dominican Republic, Israel, Greece, the US and Russia. Here she is depicted on the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania
Anurita estimates that she has spent between £ 8,000 and £ 10,000 on travel for the past 10 years. It is depicted in Melaka City, Malaysia, on the left and in Morocco, on the right
Anurita said: & # 39; I just find it liberating to be wherever you want whenever you want & # 39;
The financial analyst does not buy new furniture or luxury cars or does not have a television so that she can afford to travel. She is pictured here at Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor in Romania
& # 39; When I got a job, I moved from my city and was sent to London when I was 24 months to work as an analyst at Goldman Sachs for six months. That really opened the world for me, because I had never been anywhere before.
& # 39; London really changed me because I spent all the money I earned on traveling around the country, every weekend, whatever opportunity I got. My first time in London really made me thirsty for more. & # 39;
Anurita places beautiful photos of her travels at home in the UK and abroad on Instagram under the handle, @wingswheelsandwanderlust.
But she said people should travel to experience something new, not just to make their Instagram feeds look good.
She continued: "Traveling is not just about taking a flight or staying in a chic hotel. It's not about Instagram and wearing that fancy dress or hat, that's not it. It's about the feeling that you get when you come across something new and it gives you a new dimension, a new experience and that can happen in this country. & # 39;
Anurita wants to visit five new countries every year and go back to places she has visited before but which she loves.
So far she has ticked off people like Israel, Greece, the US and Russia.
Anurita on the beach in Tinnakara, India. Last year she spent six months traveling to her home country, India
The 38-year-old feeds a giant turtle on the island of Changuu in Zanzibar
Anurita strokes a cheetah at Cheetah & # 39; s Rock in Tanzania. She said: & # 39; Traveling is not just about taking a flight or staying in a chic hotel & # 39;
Anurita breaks a selfie in front of a hut in the Preriyar National Park, India
& # 39; Traveling is about the feeling you get when you come across something new and it gives you a new dimension & # 39 ;, says Anurita. Here she is depicted waving from a train in Mongolia
To the left is Anurita next to a train in New Delhi, India. Right, she is posing next to a traditional red telephone booth with the London Eye in the background
Anurita, depicted in Jaisalmer, a former medieval trade center in Rajasthan
Anurita on the Norfolk Broads. She said it was London that gave her the travel virus
Anurita climbs Ben Nevis in Scotland, left. Pictured on the right she is posing on the beach in Lakshadweep, India
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