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Toasts & Quotes

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water." —WC Fields

From "Everywoman's Travel Journal" (published by Ten Speed Press):

"It's easier to find a traveling companion than to get rid of one." —Peg Bracken
"Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong Kong." —Vita Sackville-West
"I attempted nearly everything at least once, including great land snails, though I did baulk at roasted bat." —Naomi Roberts, in Ghana
"By the time I've visited four or five shops, I know a lot about Italian politics, football, which grapes make good Chianti, and how to make good pumpkin soup." —Kerry Fisher, in Italy
"Compared with the other women, I was a complete oaf and indeed, hardly female. I was clumsy at cutting bamboo or vegetables...unable to light the fire, and hopelessly inelegant in a sari." —Katy Gardner, in Bangladesh

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