Wandering Wunkers


I didn’t realize I had this blogĀ  linked to my Amazon profile (eek!), but I’ve been seeing more traffic since I posted a 2-star review of a new book by Matt Kepnes (Nomadic Matt): “How To Travel The World On $50 A Day”. My review on Amazon pretty concise: you can get everything he talks about in the book on his blog or on other blogs for free. There’s nothing new or… Read More

Book Review: “A Broad Abroad: The Expat Wife’s Guide to Successful Living Abroad” – Robin Pascoe This book is targeted towards expatriate women from Western and/or developed countries whose husbands take long-term assignments overseas, and the family accompanies. It has a larger focus on diplomatic/high business-level spouses – about 1/3 of the people I moved, during my stint in relocation. Most of the people I helped relocate were not high-level businessmen or… Read More

I read like a fiend – Adam’s picking up, when time allows him to. I’ve taken a fair chunk of my usual “fluff” reading to make sure to read books on India, history and culture, fiction and non-fiction, all of it. Tour books, too… so here’s my “top” list of books I’ve read and found useful/enjoyed: Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russel Rich; a woman’s trip to India to learn the language… Read More

While we hurry up and wait – might as well keep reading! I finally was able to get my hands on a dead tree edition of this at a local Borders, and happily snapped it up (along with a Rough Guide: India, and Adam’s new favourite, the Pocket Ref). I had read Culture Shock! Denmark before my year abroad, and fondly remembered it — but things do change in 10 years, so… Read More

So, riding the marketing high of this book, and after hearing VERY mixed reviews, I decided to pick it up and read it. I… was not impressed, and I don’t plan on seeing the film. I will give the book credit where it is due – this is exactly what it is marketed as, a woman’s journey with specific focuses, in Italy, India and Bali. This will be a difficult sort of… Read More

Yes, seriously. I finished a book in ~3 days. Today, whilst at work with Adam, I finished Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald. It had been recommended a few different ways, by websites and people, so I decided to pick it up. Initially I was skeptical — it seemed like it was going to be a case of “Wow! Look at me, I cover religion while my husband is off… Read More

Today while waiting for my passport card to be processed, I finished reading Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich. This is a great book — but it is not for everyone. If you’re looking for fluffy summer reading and think that a title like “Dreaming in Hindi” is a beach-book about travel, love, and fluffy bunnies, you’ll be disappointed. Rich takes a unique twist on the travelogue/memoir by combining it with… Read More