Pauper Travel

A blog dedicated to ultra-cheap travel. Based on my book "Travel Cheap-Travel Well!- Confessions Of A Travleing Pauper. You can learn how a Pauper travels like a King---all the time!

Monday, April 10, 2006

The World Is Our Oyster!

Now, the world is our oyster.

It has shrunk and become accessible to us, like never before in history. It would take Columbus months to traverse to the New World. The danger and uncertainty of travel plagued the Old World. You took your life in your hands in making most any journey. There were bandits, brigands, pirates and ne’er do wells around every corner, just waiting to exploit your uncertainty in the new environment. There were no airplanes, fast moving trains or supersonic jets. By foot, by meager ship, by small cart, carriage and wagon we struggled to get from one place to another and our ancestors, through millennia past, undertook tremendous journeys of risk and toil. Why? Because travel in the ancient world was as valuable and needed as it is in our modern time.

Mankind has gained remarkably from its willingness to travel. Humanity has conquered strange lands, settled in disparate places, created whole new civilizations in distant locales. Our species is all the better for our traveling.

"What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do -- especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road".
William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

A NEW review of my book:

I found this book to be the best of its kind I have read. It opened my eyes to many ways I can improve my own garden. The section on the care and maintenance of vegetable beds was very good and I can hardly wait to put my newfound knowledge to the test. For those who think that beautiful gardens cost a lot of money, think again. There is light at the end of the horticultural tunnel. It is Victor K. Pryles book – The Weekend Gardener – guaranteed to bring out the green finger in all of us. Review by Warren Thurston


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