Stranded in India – This Week in Travel 262

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Stranded in India - This Week in Travel podcast episode 262

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest Anietra Hamper.

SPECIAL GUEST BIO: Anietra Hamper is an award-winning travel writer and photographer with a penchant for outdoor adventure and fishing for some of the largest fish in the world. Prior to writing for travel publications, Anietra spent 18 years as a top-rated, EMMY nominated television news Anchor and investigative reporter. Anietra takes a “boots-on-the-ground” journalistic approach to all of her stories to provide authentic information from actual experiences.

Anietra is passionate about adventure. Whether she is fishing for the giant wels catfish in Spain, trekking glaciers in Iceland, breaking angling records in Thailand, rafting Class V rapids in West Virginia, shrimping in Louisiana or hiking the jungles of Cambodia, this is how Anietra prefers to experience new destinations.

Anietra currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her dog Sunny. You can find out more about Anietra’s travels, photography, blog and next extreme fishing adventure at
Anietra tells us her incredible story of being stuck in a remote part of India and her harrowing experience getting home.

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Stranded in India - This Week in Travel podcast episode 262

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4 Responses to “Stranded in India – This Week in Travel 262”

Cody Ayers



Looks like the link is for tomorrow’s AT Episode #701, not TWIT. Not that I mind getting it a day early 😉


Thomas Taro


This story about India is offensive!! It is only an excuse to denigrate India and Indians. Shame on the Podcast of airing it.

A western person who feels privileged and seems to think that they are better than “them” (the Indian). The person telling the story describes “them” as uneducated, violent, ..etc., then adds that these descriptions are not insults but just “facts.”

The story is full of self-aggrandizing and rings of extreme exaggerations! The person complains about running out of protein shakes (in the middle of the pandemic in a developing country – Yeah, her is a book!!), upset that in a “camp” she has a basic shower, with the water heated by the camp “boy.”

The details are also hard to believe!! The person seems to be describing a cheap movie where heroine is chased by armies of zombies (indeed the person used this term and metaphor in reference to the Indians).

It is simply hard to put one’s head around so many contradictions. How could be a person 1) in contact with the US embassy, ordering alcohol by phone, using cell phones to talk internationally, working with different levels of Indian authorities, and 2) AT THE SAME TIME be so isolated as to have to fend for oneself and hunt wild pigs for food!! COME ON!!!!!

Then there is the DRAMA about the hand stamp!! How dare the Indian medical staff stamp her hand?????? And the stamp is so itchy!!

Basically it’s a story a person who is so happy, gloating actually, to denigrated India and the Indians!!!

Ever wonder where the term “Ugly American” started!



I agree with Thomas….I follow the podcast but it’s the first time I was really offended by the guest…sounds like an entitled first world self obsessed “journalist”.

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