Top positive review
Perfect book for those planning to reside in India.
on March 20, 2017
I gave the book a 4 stars because of the amount of work that went in producing such a travel book. One thing I was a little taken back is the way the author willingly or unwillingly seems to attack prospective visitors to India with a long list of do not.........as in the case of many European businesses....the client is always wrong no matter what........I appreciate the fact that India is not your typical country to visit and those who have never been there, should definitely be aware of many things, sort of walking on a crate full of eggs''. It is true that there are many bad tourists, that would do a favor to their home countries to just never leave to go abroad, but it is also true that there are many wonderful, polite and kind tourists that all they want is to experience and see things that they do not ordinarily do at home. Indians in India, to my opinion, should not be put on a pedestal as higher than thou....because after all, people are people and you will be bound to find of all kinds on both side of the equation. The author continues to stress how important it is to embrace the whole culture without any criticism....Is that ever possible? Do Indian Tourists when they travel around the globe, do they stay put in one little corner and never criticize the country and the people they are visiting? I do not think so....Anyway, I am enjoying the book, but alas it is not exactly what I wanted.....I was looking more on the line of Lonely Planet India....but certainly this book has its own merits and I would recommend it especially to those who are planning to reside in India for a longer period of time than just being a short term tourist.