ISBN 9780070681026,Around the World in 40 years

Around the World in 40 years



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780070681026

ISBN-10 0070681023


Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)


This book is a passionate, fascinating and engaging account of the author 's travels across the world over a period of 40 years. A wanderlust instilled during his brief stint as flight purser in Air India (1963-67), took him on official and pleasure trips to over 300 cities across Europe, Africa and, Latin America and the Middle East. In India alone, he explored 88 cities. Going beyond the conventional description of places, it gives an absorbing account of the author 's cross-cultural experiences in different places (hotels, airports, streets, etc.) and with diverse people (taxi drivers, airlines crew, hotel attendants, etc), their mindsets, moods, behavior, and customs. These experiences ranging from amusing to hilarious, unusual to bizarre have been recounted with a mix of bemusement, delight and mild sarcasm, as well as with a true traveler 's spirit of enquiry. Thus, the chapters are not about places but his experiences, for instance with cabbies, in airports, airlines, hotels, etc. All in all, the work, as the author rightly claims, 'will trigger.[one 's] latent passion for travel ', and a lust for seeing and 'absorbing ' the world.