About books, travel and quotes

There are many reasons why my blog has become neglected and not a very loved instrument of self expression. One of the reasons might be the fact that I am not in a sharing mood, as I am mostly devoid of feelings and thoughts that deserve sharing. It might also be the fact that I am very caught in activities like reading, sewing ( yeah, big surprise, I know) and other unimportant but time consuming things.

Talking about books, I have just finished my 27th book this year and I am ready for number 28 ( You can see them all in my Reading list page).

Before getting on with my reading I have to express my true love for Robin Hobb and Joe Abercrombie. The later is my companion through a cruel and very interesting fantastic world since the beginning of summer, R Hobb just released a book that I’ve been expecting so all I hope for is a long winter and enough free time and tea to go with the reading.

Because this post was supposed to be also about travel and quotes, before saying goodbye for I don’t know how long I must share with you a quote and a photo. The quote is from Joe Abercrombie’s “Last Argument of kings” and it goes like this:

“Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.”  

This makes me think of all the “tourists” as defined by Terry Pratchett who travel to exotic places but only eat burgers( to be on the safe side), or visit places “from the outside” because they do not want to pay the entrance fees. 😀

Oh, and a photo in which I see lances and their pointy tips and only Joe Abercrombie is to blame:

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Be safe and most importantly, be wise, my friends!

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3 Responses

  1. Sometimes it’s a good decision to not pay an entrance fee but you shouldn’t be to miserly when it comes to really cool attractions. Very nice thoughts 🙂

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    • Yes, it is true, it also depends on the type of attraction you are into. But I cannot understand people who say: I saw the Louvre, it’s great but they have only seen it from the outside. 🙂 It’s the kind of silly bragging of people who travel “for show” that I find annoying. Also with the food, sometimes it’s better to have the burger than risk getting really sick but in most cases you miss out by being safe and not trying traditional, local dishes. Thanks for your comment and for following me. 🙂

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      • It’s always kind of compromise when travelling abroad. In Malaysia I’ve eaten many traditional dishes but one evening me and my girlfriend decided to have a KFC dinner (it was not like the European one as well) and would do it again. Sometimes things looking like the “most boring” experience are special aswell 🙂

        You are very welcome, I really like your blog 😉

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