It's a great thing to take a journey like that when you're seventeen or eighteen because you're relatively reckless and you don't really know what the dangers are. And then once you've done it, anything seems possible."
-Pico Iyer, on travels from the USA to Bolivia.
We wish to learn all the curious, outlandish ways of all the different countries, so that we can 'show off' and astonish people when we get home. We wish to excite the envy of our own untraveled friends with our strange foreign fashions which we can't shake off. All our passengers are paying strict attention to this thing, with the end in view which I have mentioned. The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become, until he goes abroad."
-Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
"The peripatetic life is the only truly fashionable one these days. And one must not come back empty-handed; it's as necessary to display a vase unearthed from Pompeii or a new dress from Madame Bertin in Paris as to litter one's speech with carisima mia and enchante'."
대한민국 경산남도 남해군
(Namhae-gun, Gyeongsannamdo, Republic of Korea)