Disparagements Of Places

“There is nothing more exasperating than reading in contemporary guidebooks disparagements of places that are deemed to be “seedy.” Do the writers not notice that such places are invariably crowded with people? When a neighborhood is described as “seedy” by some Lonely Planet prude, I immediately head there” – Lawrence Osborne | Travel Quote of […]

Robinson Crusoe Syndrome

“For a long time I had wanted to take leave of Planet Tourism, to find one of those places that occasionally turn up in the middle pages of newspapers in far-flung cities, in which–we are told–a mad loner has been discovered who has lost all contact with the modern world. It seems inevitable that this […]