Loitering with Intent

Ritu Menon

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Where we go is usually decided spontaneously; one of us might say, ‘Let’s do a wine trip in France;’ or ‘We should go to Angkor before it’s overrun by tourists’… The main thing is—we all love travelling, we all love food, and all of us enjoy each other’s company.
Ritu Menon, publisher by profession and traveller by vocation, says she never travels alone when she travels for pleasure. So it is in the company of friends and family that she takes us on journeys across the world: wine-tasting in France; discovering the serenity of the Buddha in Bagan in Myanmar; roaming the leafy green streets of Zamalek in Egypt; tasting cream teas and cakes in Betty’s Tearoom in York, and many other delightful experiences.
Along the way she manages to catch a glimpse of the people and politics that animate each of her travels: Egypt after the January 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak; Syria before the IS; the continuing heartbreak of Palestine; Turkey in transition; and Myanmar on the cusp of change.
Accompanied by sketches that bring alive the magic of those moments, this is a book that armchair travellers will savour, and one that will enthuse the more energetic to pack their bags and live the experience themselves.

 

Review

‘Loitering with Intent’ is a delicious phrase. It feels cocky and twinkly-eyed, defiant and ready to laugh. It is also the perfect name for this languid collection of travel stories from the past decade, which covers South-East Asia, the Middle East and Europe.— Open Magazine

‘This is the diary not just of a happy traveler, but of a happy life, a life well lived. Full of friends, good food and long conversations’.—Open Magazine

‘At different places in the book, you can smell the place the author has written about. The books inspires the reader to pack the bag and get set go’.— The Tribune

‘At different places in the book, you can smell the place the author has written about. The books inspires the reader to pack the bag and get set go’.— The Tribune

Language English
ISBN-10 9789386050847
ISBN-13 9789386050847
No of pages 258
Book Publisher Speaking Tiger Books
Published Date 12 Oct 2016

About Author

Author : Ritu Menon

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