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The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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Mar 23, 12

bookshelves: classic-literature, travel
Read in March, 2012

This is massively entertaining, like everything else Mark Twain wrote. He's just as hilarious in non-fiction as in fiction, and you really relate to him as a traveler: being so exhausted you simply can't enjoy magnificent frescoes anymore, being embarrassed by the other American tourists on the trip (typical embarrassing American tourist behavior apparently isn't a new thing...at all), butchering the names of cities and places, calling every tour guide in every city "Ferguson" for simplicity's sake, messing with tour guides but continually asking (even about mummies or busts of Napoleon) "Is -- is he dead?" I enjoyed the heck out of it and at 61 chapters, it's still too short.
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