Author: Sarika Pundit
ABOUT THE BOOK:
While her B-School batch mates are busy scrambling for top jobs and grades, a restless Sarika dreams of putting on her running shoes and having all the pages of her passport stamped by the age of thirty.What follows is a frenzied quest of not just collecting stamps but ticking off items off her ever-expanding bucket list: From learning the local language in Spain to an alcohol trail through Greece; from a tryst with Shakespeare and Jane Austen in the United Kingdom to an encounter with the Vampire in Romania; from straddling the border of two countries in the Middle East to a road trip through Morocco to the Sahara; each experience bringing her a little closer to reaching that final destination on her passport.
A journey of falling in love with globetrotting–this one promises to be one of the best roller-coaster reading experiences you will have this year.
Being a traveloholic as well as a reader, this book was an excellent read. It made me yearn to go off to the places mentioned and feel the experiences. Let’s just say, there will be a lot more stamps on my passport because of this book!
The BEST chapter according to me was the one where Sarika and her sister go through the literary trail through the London. It was around midnight when I was reading this, and seriously, it took all the willpower in the world to not wake up my sister, ask her to pack her bags and leave for UK on the next flight.
When I came to know about the college where the filming of the great hall scene was filmed in London, I just wanted to bang my head on the walls and cry…IF ONLY i had known this before, I would not have wasted my time visiting touristy spots and would have at least visited it once….I did not receive the letter at 11, that was bad enough…now I missed going to the film set as well ;'(….*runs to make a new bucket list and adds visit to London in the first line*
The twilight part was downright hilarious….and the one wherein she mentions the infamous meeting the guys for an arraigned marriage scenario…seriously..I feel you, lady!
The book had us travel through Spain, Egypt, UK, Brussels, Greece, South Africa, Russia…the best way to describe is that this book is a mini world tour. The writing style is pleasant, humorous, and you feel one with the author.
This book is a breath of a fresh air!A word of advise though, reading this book will want to make you travel and add a lot more places to your “must see list”, be prepared!
Buy this book from:
I thank Fingerprint! (An imprint of Prakash Books) for giving me the opportunity to review this book. A Special thanks to Miss. Sarika Pundit for sending a autographed copy! 🙂