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The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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Jan 12, 2012

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bookshelves: classics, kindle, nonfiction, 7-star
Read from January 11 to 29, 2012

This is a travelogue from 1867. Mark Twain took part in an excursion to Europe and the Holy Land on the steamer The Quaker City.

I enjoyed this in parts but found it tedious in others. One thing I can say, the joys of travel, and its trials and tribulations don't seem to have changed all that much in over 100 years. There were some humorous parts but overall it was not what I expected. I perhaps enjoyed most the parts where Twain visited places I have visited myself, Venice for example, - it was interesting to see similarities in observations made over 100 years earlier. Once the excursion reached the Holy Land, I think Twain was getting tired of traveling, and I found it hard to maintain interest.
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