Book Review: The Wander Year by Mike McIntyre

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This is the second book by Mike McIntyre I’ve read, having really enjoyed his story of hitchhiking across America in The Kindness of Strangers, so I was pretty keen to read about his decision to spend an entire year travelling around the world with his partner Andrea.

the wander year

After renting out their house and selling a car they set off around the world, with McIntyre documenting the trip in a series of columns which are collected here. It’s a fascinating trip and McIntyre’s writing is delightful, with a great self deprecating sense of humour and an eye for detail, he captures the surreal sights of the trip and the small moments of magic.

Even when he’s moaning it’s always in a funny, interesting way. He captures the beauty of New Zealand, the oppressive, intense life among India’s touts and relaxing in Fiji. It’s a great itinerary and definitely gets the…

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