The world is full of jolly places but these do not interest me at all. I hate vacations, and luxurious hotels are no fun to read about. I want to read about the miserable, or difficult, or inhospitable places; the forbidden cities and the back roads: as long as they exist, the travel book will have value.”
So wrote Paul Theroux in a spirited rebuttal of the idea that travel writing has had its day.
- The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux
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