Aug 11, 2010

the art of travel

i have read this book so quickly and i liked it so much.
just one of the bits of text that I have indicated:

"It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are
crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity
to fit in with the expectations of others...Being closely observed by a
companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may
become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion's questions
and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than
is good for our curiosity."
— Alain de Botton (The Art of Travel)

the top picture shows Van Gogh's olive trees and reality, and how you can
appreciate reality more through the artist's eyes.