Thursday, October 07, 2010

Quote from Travels in Alaska

I took a good long time to finish up John Muir's Travels in Alaska (I think he'd understand — there's just too much to see in Alaska to spend a lot of time reading on the trip!)  In the reading, I highlighted lots of things that I wanted to keep in mind after I'd finished reading.

I think this might have been one of my favorites of all:

"Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at.  Great is the power of the guidebook-maker, however ignorant."

And there you have it — never trust your travel guide book 100%.

(Not even if it's Suzhou Basics.)


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2 comments:

silken said...

that's good to remember. as for Souzhou Basics, why it doesn't even tell you what KTV means! ;)

hifidel said...

yeah, what a lousy book!