《The Tao of Travel》Paul Theroux
《Pakistan．A Hard Country》Anatol Lieven
《Ox Travels》Michael Palin
《Flat Earth News》Nick Davis
The Tao of Travel的副題是Enlightenments from Lives on the Road。PT是英國的旅遊作家，這書是他的閱讀心得，節錄自己、其他旅行家／作家的觀察和智慧。我是從報紙的書評推介認識這本書，但Amazon讀者給它的評分很低，說是將作者的剩餘物資recycle，由雞雜碎變作麥樂雞。
'It is sometimes the way in travel, when travel becomes its opposite: you roll and roll and dawdle to a halt in the middle of nowhere. Rather than making a conscious decision, you simple stop rolling.'
'It is almost axiomatic that as soon as a place gets a reputation for being paradise it goes to hell.'
'No one has ever described the place where I have just arrived: this is the emotion that makes me want to travel. It is one of the greatest reasons to go anywhere.'
'All Travel is circular... After all, the grand tour is just the inspired man's way of heading home.'
'You go away for a long time and return a different person － you never come all the way back.'
’Travel holds the magical possibility of reinvention: that you might find a place you love, to begin a new life and never go home.’
'The person who wrote these notes died upon stepping once again onto Argentine soil. The person who edits and polishes them, me, is no longer. At least I am not the person I was before. The vagabonding through our "America" has changed me more than I though.'
The person who edits and polishes them, me, is no longer. How true it is.