Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer – a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road,and never looked back. Her memoir, 'Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India,' is a high-energy adventure travel tale, packed with plenty of spicy curry, cows, and comedy to make for one heck of a wild ride.
From Dharamsala and the Dalai Lama, to meditation melodramas and yoga schools on the banks of the holy Ganges, Reese educates and entertains as she goes. We discover the Hindu gods and goddesses, the tourist trap mafia, and the beach havens of the hippie trail. From the disappointment of "Guru Disney" to the heavenly hell of Varanasi during high festival, Reese has us clamoring for more masala chai every step of the way. But the real odyssey begins when she meets an attractive young stranger, an intrepid traveler who is more than her mental and physical match. He whisks her off to the furthest reaches of India - the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. There, in an isolated jungle, they attempt to live out a Robinson Crusoe fantasy. Will their love recreate Paradise, or end up a natural disaster? Set amongst the wild beauty and danger of the islands and the kooky madness of 'typical India,' Reese takes us into the heart of India and her very self.
Bindi Girl is a gift to the adventure traveler, the spiritual seeker, and the yoga practitioner as well as the armchair tourist – anyone yearning for honest inspiration and a real kick to get out and truly live!