Book Review : Transit Lounge by Sunil Mishra

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To travel is to live.

Author: Sunil Mishra
Rating: 3.5/5

Summary:Vidhya Thakkar- Indian blogger, Mumbai blogger, book blogger, Book blogger Mumbai
“Transit Lounge” is a contemporary book consisting of short incidents, observations and reflections while travelling to 30 countries across six different continents during the last 15 years. The book is a personal account of travels to places in Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and Mauritius), South America (Venezuela and Argentina), Asia (China, Iran, Kuwait, UAE, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka,Malaysia and Thailand), Europe (UK, France, Italy,Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Georgia,Turkey, Croatia and Romania), USA, Australia and New Zealand. It was interesting to observe all these different cultures and people from an Indian perspective. The book is a compilation of small incidents and events during such travels; it includes losing an air ticket, dealing with difficult custom officials or getting mugged in a prime location in a foreign country.

Transit lounge is a book for all those who love travelling, it a travelogue of the author who visited 30 countries in the span of 15 years. The author expresses his experiences of visiting all the countries and their lifestyle. He compared all the destinations with India.He narrated how they have a completely different culture, lifestyle from India. One can easily connect with the story. The author managed to keep readers connected with his experiences which were narrated perfectly. They are not too short and not too long.  The author has beautifully described lifestyles, the culture of each and every country. How things there are different from here. The plot of the story is good. It’s easy for a reader to understand each and every aspect of the author. The flow of the story is smooth. there are some places where it was boring but again, there was a curiosity to know about different countries. The language is simple and connecting. One feels like they are travelling with the author. The pace is also good. It’s smooth and crisp. The cover and the title of the book is also good. The information is relatable and one who loves travelling must pick this book.

Overall it’s a good story for all those who love to travel.

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I received this copy from the author in exchange for honest and unbiased review.

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