A Tuk-Tuk for Two by Adam Fletcher – Don’t Worry, It’s Not A Guide Book
First of all – I never knew Tuk-Tuk racing was a thing – but it is – it goes on.
I promise, A Tuk-Tuk for Two by Adam Fletcher won’t take up any of your precious time telling you all about hotels and hostels to stay in, the best time of year to fly to India or any recommended places to eat in Kerala.
Neither will it shower you with any of those ‘wonderful listicals of ‘top 5 this’ and 10 amazing that. Nope.
Instead, Adam takes us along on his no frills trip to Kerala with a complete stranger, no holds barred – the good, the bad and the ugly, no matter how squirmy.
Arm Chair Travel
Here’s one for the worldly curious and wanderlust starved, the inwardly adventurous and those who like a bit of travel themed entertainment, all true to life, so all the more interesting.
Pop the kettle on. ✈️
Adam agrees to fly off to India with a woman he’s known for only a few hours after meeting her in a bar, like you do – she needs a partner for a Tuk-Tuk race in Kerala at ridiculously short notice (two days time).
Meanwhile Adam needs potential travel material for the book he’s writing – not to mention a potentially new and welcome relationship status….maybe.
High on the spontaneous ricktar scale this one!
Move over ‘Race for Life’
It’s witty, humorous and quite a quirky read once you get going.
You’ll feel like you’re in the Tuk-Tuk with them the whole time
Having visited India earlier this year and witnessing some of the road and traffic shenanigans first hand, I was quite keen to sit back and enjoy this show!!
“In theory there are two sides of the road, but people here don’t respect that”
Car driving is considered a challenge in India at the best of times, let alone driving a wobbly light weight temperamental tuk-tuk…I remember a local saying his wife was terrified to drive in India and resigned herself to taking Ubers everywhere instead.
“No matter who you crash into, smile and all will be forgiven”
Never Judge a book by its cover 🚨
I couldn’t have judged it more.
The colourful cover, and catchy title led to a firm conclusion that this one had to go straight in the basket – it really grabbed my attention – which rarely happens!
Tuk-Tuk for Two sounded like fun, a real life tale from a traveller who didn’t seem to take himself too seriously, all of which turned out to be absolutely right.
The last book I judged 99% by the cover (The Amazing Story of the Man who Cycled from India to Europe for Love) also turned out to be very India centred – and a brilliant read.
Other non tuk-tuk related stuff
Random traveller snapshots here and there also appealed to the nosey tourist in me….like the scams.
I’d not heard about the ‘money tree’ scam – but really, do people actually fall for that, surely not??
Yay or Nay?
Totally Yay for this one, a nice serving of light hearted easy to read, travel writing indulgence.
28 thoughts on “A Tuk-Tuk for Two by Adam Fletcher, Holidays With Strangers!!”
In Kerala last March we rode some Tuk Tuks back to our hotel. They really are the best ways to navigate the densely crowded cities.
Brilliant, very authentic way to get around and soak up the atmosphere – I’d love to visit Kerala in the future 😊
Sounds good. I’m preparing my next Amazon purchase.
I have been in a tuk-tuk race once. In Bangkok. Driver was madder than a hat. raced everybody, changing lanes, driving on the wrong side of the street… 🤣
That sounds like very dangerous fun 😜 and very adventurous! (I hear they topple over quite easily) did you have a get behind the wheel at any point? 😬
No. We were too busy hanging on for dear life… Tuk tuk is much more pleasant on the islands… 🌴
Lol, a good one for the adrenaline junkies ⚡️
This really sounds like a great book. India is one of the places I want to visit once travel restrictions are relaxed so this sounds like a great book to get me in the mood! Thanks for leaving a great review 👍
I think you’ll love the book – I visited India for the first time earlier this year (have blogged about it), I hope you get to visit when all is safe and well to do so – I wonder whether restriction will differ between different parts of India, since it’s so big…🤗
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This is a nice review. I have memories of ripping around different parts of India in tuk-tuks. i can see how someone would have been inspired to write a book about this topic. Indeed, i too would judge that book by its cover.
Thanks Kim – you’ve braved the roads of India in a Tuk-Tuk too – well done you!! Very brave 😜
I had never even heard of a Tuk-Tuk before! But this book sounds really entertaining xx
Lol, it’s a fun read 😊x
Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the fun review!
Lol, you’re welcome 🤗 thanks for having a read.
I would read that, so different too.
Yep – a quirky one 😊
I actually considered this … till I saw how much it cost!
A minor point, though. My Indian friend says in India, it’s not a tuk-tuk but an ‘auto’ Maybe she’s being a bit too pedantic;, our guide in Agra called it a ‘tuk-tuk.
You considered doing this – that’s very adventurous!! Would that have been in India?
The one I linked in the blog does seem quite pricey but I think it includes quite a varied itinerary and sight seeing things as well as the race and all your accommodation – it’s a lot. 🤗
Yeah – there are different terms for it…I like Tuk-Tuk as it does what it says on the tin – tuks you in and under 😄
This one would have been in Sri Lanka.
Wow looks riveting!!! A really different concept to the thousands out there!!
Yes – I’ve not come across a storyline like this before…makes it more interesting! 😊
This sounds great fun. 😊