"One of the chief blessings of travel is that sameness is not its attraction: the pleasant and unpleasant days are almost equally agreeable to remember, once they are over. Since my DDT had come to an end, a certain pattern was beginning to show; good days were followed by depressed nights, so that a graph of my feelings would have looked like a temperature chart of ups and downs at regular hours; and though the night in Kassaba was well-to-do, and most kind, I was glad to get out on to a spirited little pony next morning."
- Alexander's Path: From Caria to Cilicia, by Freya Stark
About the book:
An account of Stark's third visit to Turkey, Alexander's Path follows her travels through Turkey, a path inspired by the march of Alexander the Great. In it, she attempts to answer the various small mysteries of the conqueror's march, while devoting much of her book to discussing the land, its people, and the spirit of the place.
About the author:
Dame Freya Stark was a British explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographic works and essays. She was one of the first outsiders to travel through the southern Arabian deserts. — From Wikipedia
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