Here’s my take on Icelandic Voyage by Amit Gupta
Travel books strive on cliches. And mostly it is a single man on a ‘journey of self-discovery’, phew. Well, not this one. The author along with his family decides to take a trip to the outlandish Iceland. It was a huge task first of all to convince his family to side-line a trip to the sandy beaches of Italy or France and linger upon the idea of a country which has active volcanoes. After a delayed nod, they set on a road trip to discover the most unusual tourist destinations in the world. So, what sets Iceland apart, the black beaches, or a crashed plane turned into a tourist spot, or the city where the population of people can be counted on your fingers? Or the non-existence of mosquitoes & McDonalds. They don’t coincide but you cannot find one in Iceland. Read their journey about how the author faces his family’s indolent behaviour and how he deals with it throughout the whole trip. And also, take a glimpse of a rendition of ‘Gerua’, Gupta family style.
As the book blurb depicts most of the idea plotted in the book, this is a short review of the same.
The book speaks about travel — yes, exactly that. Whereas, it shows you the scenery as the book is laden with various photos of Iceland. The interesting point is that, there’s a writing piece in between the photos/among the photos, which serves as a true travel guide!
4/5 stars from my side.
The writing is good — not edited to the fullest — but the pictures are truly mesmerizing. Lovely book; definitely recommended!