"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
“He that would travel much, should eat little.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’
“Milk is valued for giving a part of its whiteness to the skin of women. Poppea, wife of Domitius Nero, took 500 nursing asses everywhere in her traveling party, and soaked herself completely in a bath of this milk, in the belief that it would make her skin more supple.”
“We've been sold on the idea that travel is no longer a luxury. It's a staple, like soymilk.”
James Morris, ‘Wilson Quarterly’ (Winter 2007)
“Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.”
Dr. Dionysus Lardner (1793-1859), Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at University College, London
“You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread.”
Henry Miller, American writer (1891-1980)
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