Author: Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu
Price: Rs. 150.00
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
– St. Augustine
‘Adrift – A Junket Junkie in Europe’ by Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu is the book every travel lovers will love to go through. The mere 106 pages book that it is, going through the front page until the last at a single sitting should be a common experience for the readers. What actually helps is the way author tells the story. Being a single woman, backpacking throughout Europe alone is not an easy task by all means. The author grabs interests of the readers by virtue of her humor filled approach towards travelling, albeit loving it from the core of her heart.
I like the way this travelogue has been divided into chapters according to the major places (read cities/countries/historic places) the author visits. It brings in an extra edge because it gives the readers a chance to come back to ‘Adrift – A Junket Junkie in Europe’ (according to their choice of places) when they need to. That way, ‘Adrift – A Junket Junkie in Europe’ is a Lonely Planet guide for amateurs travelling to Europe for adventure.
Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu, the big time travel lover that she is, relates to her country in all the places she visits. She describes the people she meets on her way, in a way that only a traveller with no-bond-pulling-oneself-behind can. Her ‘nine cardinal rules’ will make her a thinking traveller’s author, that is for sure.
The packaging by ‘LeadStart Publishing’ is not the very best ‘Adrift – A Junket Junkie in Europe’ could have managed for itself. Also, the author seems to be in a hurry to pen down her experiences, making out time from her busy travelling schedule. ‘Adrift – A Junket Junkie in Europe’ could have been a much better read if it was more detailed and less of hurried writing.
Writing: Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu’s fluent usage of language just makes the reader’s work easier to go through the book. Added with the fluency is the free flowing wit and valuable insights to the traveller’s psyche.
Overall Rating: 8/10
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