I’ve mentioned countless times that I do enjoy a number of books that I can relate too. Lately, I’ve been hooked on books with stories that share my current situation: relocation. These stories somehow burst your bubbles of expectation and show you what you should really expect in these wonderful foreign places. Because I do believe that it is of utmost necessity for people, who are relocated to be educated about their destination. This should hopefully make it easier for one to settle into the new place to call home…
Though these two books don’t exactly tackle relocation in Dubai (one is in Paris, France and one is in Delhi, India), I just enjoy reading through other people’s adventures and misadventures of being thrown off to (or rather even choosing to be in) a new place far, far away with an alien culture. I think I have had my fair share of adventures and misadventures here in Dubai, but I do consider myself luckier because I have The Husband and new friends to help me find my way around things here.
I recently finished “The Sweet Life in Paris” by food blogger David Lebovitz in the hope that one day soon I’d also set foot in Paris, going around munching through the boulangeries, cafes and the fresh markets.
And yesterday, I got my copy of “Delirious Delhi” (written by blogger Dave Prager from Our Delhi Struggle) fresh from Delhi, India as this book is only available there. This particular book caught my attention because of my recent interest in the rich Indian culture. Yes, Indians are a majority here in the UAE, so you will see a lot of India here too. Because also of the influence of India smitten Filipino friends, who were so kind to buy me this book, India now has made it to my travel bucket list and exciting food destination. I’m now itching to devour every chapter to learn more about the beautiful madness that is India!
Delirious about delicious,
P.S. For those of you interested to buy a copy of “Delirious Delhi”:, you can buy online OR get someone travelling to India to be so kind and get you a copy 🙂