Head Waggling in Delhi

And Other Travel Tales from an Epic Journey around India

Non-Fiction - Travel
248 Pages
Reviewed on 12/12/2019
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Head Waggling in Delhi And Other Travel Tales from an Epic Journey around India by Eytan Uliel is a fascinating look at India from the perspective of a young traveler. At 23 years old, Eytan Uliel set off with his girlfriend on an epic adventure, a four-month backpacking trip around India. They had a budget of just $12 per day living, traveling, and eating as the locals do. They traveled north to south, east to west; Varanasi to Mumbai, Rajasthan to Kerala. Tea drinking in Darjeeling, roles in Bollywood films, bowing before the mighty Taj Mahal and going hippy in Goa. Four months of discovery and an experience they will never forget – the good, the bad, and even the ugly side of India, exposed in a humorous, affectionate, and heart-tugging story.

Head Waggling in Delhi And Other Travel Tales from an Epic Journey around India by Eytan Uliel is an amazing story. India is somewhere I have always wanted to visit and now I want to do it even more. Written in soul-baring, honest and humorous words, Eytan Uliel takes us on that epic journey. His descriptions transport you there; you can hear, feel, see, even taste it all. Every chapter tells of their experiences in a different city and the journey to get there and his words will have you chuckling, gasping, shaking your head, even shedding a tear or two as you enjoy their experiences in the most real way imaginable. There is more to India than the glorious Taj Mahal and the beautiful Kerala backwaters and it is one of the most diverse countries in the world. This is an eyeopener, highly recommended for anyone who loves travel stories and who is seriously considering India as a future trip.

K.C. Finn

Head Waggling in Delhi: And Other Travel Tales from an Epic Journey around India is a work of non-fiction especially focusing on travel and culture, and was penned by author Eytan Uliel. With a little explicit language use to give the true flavor of some of the people and places he has visited, the author presents a collection of travelogue-style stories from his youth in the mid-1990s. At the time, Eytan backpacked through India with his girlfriend on a budget of just twelve dollars a day, and the story collection recounts some of the most interesting and immersive experiences which they had when living as the locals lived and traveling on the road.

Author Eytan Uliel harkens back to a heyday of youth and adventure in this wonderfully nostalgic and culturally rich memoir of his time in India. This marvelous example of travel writing mixes the personality of the author well with the sense of the interaction of place but also leaves room for those wider cultural details that enrich and educate the reader’s experience, even if they haven’t been there themselves. It is this organization found in every story that elevates each one to the full immersive quality, bringing to life, not just the major tourist sites, but the backstreets and the people of different regions and cultures that make up such an amazing country as a whole. Overall, Head Waggling in Delhi: And Other Travel Tales from an Epic Journey is a truly epic tale, one which will delight travel writing fans all over the world.