To travel is to expose yourself to new sounds, fragrances and customs. To travel is to learn that the same problem may have several different solutions.
In To Those Who Travel the World Is Beautiful, Per J Andersson dissects the concept of travel as a phenomenon. He talks with researchers and tells us about famous travellers throughout history. He walks in the mountains, through urban bazaars and slum areas; he takes the bus in India, hitchhikes through Europe and realizes that the “different” and unknown often feels unpleasant but soon that uncertainty is replaced by something else. The trips turn into a boot camp in socialization, where one must struggle with one’s own convictions about what is right and wrong, good and evil.
This book is a tribute to travel and a wonderful inspirational book where the reader can learn about everything from what dromomania is, (a ”morbid” urge to travel), to how to increase their sense of presence in the Nepalese mountains.
The poetically beautiful title – To Those Who Travel the World Is Beautiful – is a philosophical travel book reflecting on why people travel. The book depicts the phenomenon of traveling in a mostly exciting way. Each chapter builds into independent essays dedicated to different aspects of travel as the unifying theme.
BTJ, The Swedish Library Journal
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