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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Literature & travel

“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Right out of English literature the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy spurred travel to New Zealand and down under. The outstanding scenery in the films didn’t hurt.

One can discover much about a place or a destination from films and reading but this guy prefers to get his boots, flip flops and/or gym shoes on the ground. Besides there’s no way to smell the roses, taste the local delicacies or savor the native brews via print or electronic media.