Monday, July 21, 2008


I'm working on a special treat for you, my favorite readers.

Meanwhile, enjoy this passage from the book "The Naked Tourist," by Lawrence Osborne.

    Travel began, therefore, with the notion of doing something extremely nasty—to go on a difficult journey. It's a medieval concept derived from pilgrimages. Suffering is implied, for to travel in the year 1375 was to suffer indeed. But it was seen as a transformative suffering, an escape from the boredom of daily life.

Hasn't changed so much for some of us.

1 comment:

Amanda Castleman said...

Osbourne clearly has been on press junkets...