I could not possibly be more thrilled by a review! Thank you Terry for all your kind words. And I love your paratha-smuggling operation! (But don’t you really want parathas NOW?)
DO NOT WASH HANDS IN PLATES by Barb Taub
5 out of 5 stars
Travel Memoir ~ India
“Once upon the Land Before Time (or at least before mobile phones), my two best friends and I decided to leave the US from separate locations and meet up in Europe. To everyone’s shock, Janine, Jaya and I pulled it off—mostly because we went to Luxembourg, a country so small the odds in favor of chance street encounters were almost 100%, but also because Jaya was carrying the BS, a blue suitcase so enormous it took up approximately a third of the country’s square footage and was visible on satellite images. We couldn’t possibly miss.
It took over thirty-five years before—in a combination of optimism and failing memories— we recklessly decided to repeat this feat. Hey, we reasoned, now we’ve got smartphones, better credit ratings, wheeled suitcases, medical insurance, and the ability to drink legally. Just to make it more interesting, this time we chose to meet in India, where the odds against the three of us actually linking up were approximately a bazillion to bupkis.”
If you’re a fan of Barb Taub’s excellent blog you will love this book, and if you’ve never heard of her until this moment, you’ll love it just as much 🙂
It’s short, a very pleasant afternoon’s reading, and so funny! I started off highlighting passages for quotes, soon realising I would end up quoting more of the book than I was leaving out. Not many books make me laugh out loud, but this did. MORE of this review HERE