“The time for daydreaming was over. One thing was for sure: nothing could have prepared us for what lay ahead. Without knowing it, our lives were going to change forever.”
Author, Travels with Meera Patni
"You sir are a brilliant writer, and this hopefully is the first of many more books or blogs or who knows what that you will yet give birth to in your life."
"The scenes you paint are so moving and so alive"
"For a first-time writer, this is particularly remarkable. A great accomplishment indeed."
Travels with Meera Patni is a reminder of what can happen if we walk into the unknown, replacing fear with faith, and of the old truths still lurking in the remote corners of this world.
While travelling is not always as glamorous as it is sometimes made out to be, if we follow our hearts and allow ourselves to dream, we may find something so much more than money could ever buy- let alone what we could even have imagined possible.
Reading between the lines, this novel provides a blueprint for others who have always dreamt of going on their own adventures and, like Marios, had no idea where to start.
Marios grew up in Cape Town South Africa, where he spent most of his childhood climbing Table mountain or swimming in the cold Atlantic ocean. Perched atop the summit, he would listen as the relentless South Easterly wind brought imaginations of distant lands and untold stories.
Inspired by legendary sagas and adventures from authors such as Tolkien, Jules Verne and Michael Ende, he too dreamed of adventure.
On meeting his now-wife, Zoe, they were launched into their own personal adventure that led to the publishing of his first novel, Travels with Meera Patni, as a memoir for Zoe.
The name Meera Patni comes from the translation of "my wife" in Hindu and Urdu. Meera Patni is how Zoe was introduced when journeying through Pakistan and India while pretending to be married.
He is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, working towards biodiversity conservation.