THE TRAVEL GUIDE


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It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Guatuma Buddha

My son, keep your father's commandment,
and forsake not your mother's teaching.
Bind them upon your heart always:
tie them around your neck.

When you walk, they will lead you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.

The Bible, Proverbs 6:20-22
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The Olde Worlde Suitcase

An essential for people on the go
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The Frog and the Snail

A short tale from Holland
about a frog's adventures while on the road

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The Quest

Travel Tips from the White Knight's Handbook
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Souvenirs from Buenos Aires

A story in pictures from Buenos Aires
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"...that folk may view what admonishing chances befell other folk
And may therefrom take warning..."
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A Scottish boy who grew up with the cowboy movies of Hollywood finally has a chance to travel through America and see the Wild West for himself. As he gazes at the bare rocks he realises he has no connection with that land whatsoever. It was only a dream and make-believe.

An English woman who grew up in Belgium finds a home in East Anglia. When she watches a television program about Belgium she realises with a shock that she didn't end up in East Anglia by accident. The flatness, the enormous sky, the land- and seascape that drew her to East Anglia are almost identical to the ones she loved as a child living in Belgium.

A German woman moves to South England and finds a land that hasn't changed much over the years. Her own homeland has changed so much since she was little that she hardly recognises it anymore. But this foreign land reminds her of how her homeland used to be and look. So much so that it feels like a homecoming. It feels good - very good. She feels happy and safe. She feels at home.

It is a great source of sadness if there is no connection with the land - a sadness too easily overlooked by many, especially developers, runaways and refugees.


Long is the night to the sleepless.
Long is the mile to the tired.
Long is life to the foolish
Who know not Truths.

Guatuma Buddha

  1. From the Introduction to the Arabian Tales 'A Thousand Nights and a Night'


The Listeners

A beautiful well-known poem about a Traveller
by Walter de la Mare

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The Tale of the Two Traveling Angels

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When you traverse mountain forests, steep defiles or any route difficult to travel this is called bad ground.
On bad ground keep going.

The Art of War, a Classic Chinese Work

Specialty of the House

For the homeless wanderer
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The Highflier Special

For getting somewhere
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Entrée Diverses

A recipe from Le Bistrot du Porc
against dead ends

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A Family Dinner

For the lonesome traveler
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Natural Water

For finding better ways
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with
a single step


Lao Tzu (Chinese philosopher)


Food for Thought

We visit other cities to get a taste of its local culture,
see its old buildings and walk in a different world.
Why is it then that we continue
to build universal, glass and steel constructions
once we are back home?




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