Hey folks! Welcome to the reader’s corner. In this blog I am gonna share the reading experience of a travelogue “TRANSIT LOUNGE” by Sunil Mishra. It is a memoir. This is going to be a quick review.
A TRAVELOGUE –
Basically, a travelogue is nothing but collecting your travel memories in a form of literature and publishing in a magazine or as a book. Travelogue can be written by anyone who is very fond of traveling and collecting memories. It also helps people travel virtually by their imagination. Because I felt exactly the same way while I was reading this travelogue. Personally, I love to read and hear people’s travel experiences and stories so, I always pester my grandmom to tell all the stories about her travels, it will be fun. And I also wrote a travel journal once. When I read such scripts, I felt very light and become very happy to bring back the memories…
Here is the question for the readers, have you ever written your travel experiences?
ABOUT THE BOOK
The book is a personal account of the author’s travels to places in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. It has always been interesting to observe all these different cultures and people from an Indian’s perspective. Transit Lounge is a compilation of small incidents and events during such travels.
Most loved things about the book
The first thing is the outer cover of the book which is very well designed and attractive. The paper quality is also so good which is very soft and smooth with the correct font size. It is like the lamp’s wick is well lit which gives more light in the darkroom. I most loved the author’s wit of using all the opportunities to explore all the places where he actually visited for business purposes. The best part of the book is the conversations between the author and taxi drivers. Because the author believed that only the taxi drivers have a great perception of the country. The author also shared his traveling experience through the air which had many nightmares like clearance of different customs officials, immigrations and so many visa processes. He tackled all these nightmares bravely. And also, he shares his view on the economy, culture, hospitality, and food of each country, which is interesting.
Though, he only gave short incidents it gives an idea of how the country works and the way of life people living. The author tells more about the immigrant people and I wonder how these people get adjusted to their new home. Then I remembered the famous line of Tamil poet “YADHOM OORE YAAVAROM KELIR” wherever you go, you become part of that geographical area somehow…
“TRANSIT LOUNGE” is a contemporary book consisting of short incidents, observations, and reflections while traveling to 30 countries across six different continents during the last 15 years.
At last, the author shares some travel tips for the readers which are quite interesting. He ends the book by an age-old saying “Traveling makes the person perfect”. So, dear readers travel far enough, you meet yourself and also do keep a travel journal to visit those memories whenever you wish…
Travel more and read more. Happy Reading!
Ps. In case, if you are interested in reading my previous review, give a quick gaze by clicking this link – Reader’s Corner