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  • Finding Your Way as a Solo-Traveller

    By Angela Serednicki

    Image courtesy of Nasir Khan via Flickr.

    Her mother warned her about the rickshaw drivers in India.

    It was only the first week of Teresa MacLellan's solo trip when she realized how risky it can be to travel alone in a country that is known for its inequality and violence against women.

    MacLellan sat in the passenger seat of the rickshaw she hired and watched crowds of people mill about the dusty streets of the ancient and holy city Varanasi. Suddenly, the rickshaw stopped, and a man MacLellan did not know climbed into the small vehicle. The stories her mom told her about some rickshaw drivers in India kidnapping and raping female tourists flashed through her mind.

    “I had a very bad gut feeling about him. My instincts told me I had to make him leave,” MacLellan says.

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Stacey McKenzie returns to Ryerson for Mass Exodus 2014

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