Transit Lounge by Sunil Mishra
Transit Lounge as the author describes 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.
Transit lounge gives a brief overview of the countries that the author has visited and how the culture and lifestyle of people are different or similar to that of India. The book isn’t about countries around the world rather it is a personal account of the travels made by the author and about his experience.
With many different countries to visit, you need to be blessed that your line of work, gives you enough freedom to work in various countries around the world. One that I would love to do. I believe that it can be a bit exhausting but at the same time it gives you a birds I view of the traditions, culture and lifestyle of people.
The author has expressed his thoughts and how he felt visiting various places of the world. In a brief over view of the countries, the experiences he has shared is invaluable and in doing so, he has made a comparison between the lifestyle of people in India and that of various countries around the world. How they are similar in the face of chaos and how the countries are different in terms of infrastructure and how one country treats the tourists.
There is one such instance where I was astonished by is, people in Denmark use to commute to work by flights. “He says it was quite a unique revelation for me” and for me as well.
As you go through the pages of the book, you will amaze yourself with fascinating discoveries that you will find about different cities around the world. You can always read about these places on Google and other websites, but to get the first hand experience of a person who has visited those place is unique. Believe me it nothing like Google. Its different and has a taste of its own.
I’m in love with this book and it has inspired me to visit new countries; to discover the world that I haven’t yet seen or known of.
Speaking about the book, barring a few spelling mistakes, I loved the flow and the ease of reading the book. There are a few books in the world where you can just turn any page of the book and start reading, Transit Lounge is one such book. Motivational books are one of those kinds, but Transit Lounge is inspirational book for me. You can say its a non-fiction book but it has inspired me to see more of the world, so an “Inspirational Book.”
Absolutely loved reading the book!