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Where on Earth Am I ? - Confusions of a Travelling Man
Where on Earth Am I ? - Confusions of a Travelling Man

Where on Earth Am I ? - Confusions of a Travelling Man

by Jug Suraiya

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

014303183X - Year: 2004 - Pages: 148

Binding

Paperback

Jug Suraiya

Author: Jug Suraiya
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 148
ISBN/UPC (if available): 014303183X

Description

The world we know is only one of an infinitude of narratives, what we call travel is a faint echo of that never-ending story of which we are both the narrators and the subject.

Take in the breathtaking splendour of Copacabana, one of the world's most famous beaches, in River of January.

Let the beat of the tango sweep you off your feet in the City of Beautiful Breezes.

Follow the much travelled and much touted Scotland whisky trail to discover the secret behind the world-famous single malts.

Find out how Mahatma Gandhi's name ensures effusive service in the back alleys of distant Acapulco.

Jug Suraiya, winner of the Pacific Area Travel Association gold award for travel writing, goes globetrotting, trying to fathom why we travel. In this collection spanning almost three decades and several continents, he takes us on a desert safari across Rajasthan atop a camel with a mind of its own: unearths the Great Coconut Mystery in God's own country, Kerala; confronts the resident serpent in the paradise that is Bali; and even composes a pint-sized Ulysses-in what he calls his own stream-of-unconsciousness-in James Joyce's Ireland.

Written in his inimitable style, a heady blend of irreverent humour and sombre reflection. Where on Earth Am I? is sure to kindle the wanderlust in you.

REVIEW

Jug Suraiya is in a class by himself.
-Khushwant Singh

Contents

PREFACE

HOME

Nagaland Encounter
Jilling out with Steve
Tal Tales From The Hills
Penthouse Boat, Yes?
At Cross Purposes in Little Tibet
Camel Ahoy!
The Seventeen-Minute Saga
Rites of Passage
An Island Called Piety
Kerala in a Coconut

AWAY

Island of the Day Before
Tibet: Land of an Eloquent Absence
You're no Great Sheikhs, Charlie Brown
Where Hanuman is Worshipped in French
Twiga, the Last Giraffe
Why is Red Square Closed?
Kafka, Cedok, and The Mystic Pizza
Ode on a Grecian Turn
Madrid Montage
Scotch-Taped
A Pint-Sized Ulysses
Rocky Mountain Low
Acapulco Dreaming
Cuba Libre
Magical Riolism
Last Tango In Buenos Aires

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