”Each time I go to a place I have not seen before I hope
it will be as different as possible from the places I already know...
I assume it is natural for a traveler to seek diversity, and
that it is the human element which makes him most aware of difference.
If people and their manner of living were alike everywhere,
there would not be much point in moving from one place to another”
(Paul Bowles i Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue; 1963 pp. 7)
“In a testimonial letter from a pleased client of Thomas Cook – who, in 1845, began to use the new railroads to organize tours, holidays.. thus a pioneer of the age of mass tourism – a Mathilda reported that many of her friends regarded her and her three sisters as intemperate, ”too independent and adventurous to leave the shores of Old England and thus to plunge into foreign countries..with no protecting relatives of any kind...But we could venture anywhere with such a guide and guardian as Mr. Cook”
(The Romantic Journey: The Story of Thomas Cook and Victorian Travel; 1974 pp. 38)