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Roy Lotz is an English teacher living in Spain. Raised in Sleepy Hollow, New York, he studied cultural anthropology at Stony Brook University, graduating summa cum laude in 2013. He wrote his honors thesis on the music of Eastern Africa, a region he twice visited during his studies. Since 2015 he has been living and working in Madrid, where he writes a blog to document his travels around Europe. He also occasionally writes book reviews.

Review: Travel as a Political Act

Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Since Rick Steves has taken over my life lately—don’t ask—I decided to see how all his travelling has affected his politics. I was sort of afraid, given his background, that this book would be little more than a collection banalities and platitudes (“make friends with people from other cultures,” “don’t think your way is the only way,”

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It is a mark of Orwell’s talent that this, his first novel—though certainly lacking compared to his later work—would probably be considered a worthy effort by a lesser-known mature writer. I very much enjoyed it. His portrait of the racist, weak-mind ...more
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This was my first Orwell 's novel and coincidently it was also Orwell's first novel. It shows.

Burmese Days is essentially about the pettiness and cruelty of colonial society. The novel follows a set of characters but decides, eventually, to focus on" Read more of this review »
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" I’ve heard of it but haven’t read it. I bet it is probably a great deal more thrilling than this book! "
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“...while the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty.”
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“Like a Dog!”
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“Much of what is today called "social criticism" consists of members of the upper classes denouncing the tastes of the lower classes (bawdy entertainment, fast food, plentiful consumer goods) while considering themselves egalitarians.”
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message 31: by Traveller (last edited Jul 22, 2019 05:40AM)

Traveller Hi Roy, thanks for adding me. I have already had some enjoyment from your shelves and writings. I hope we can be of mutual benefit here on GR! :)


message 30: by Sahara

Sahara Sanders

MERRY CHRISTMAS & Happy New Year to you and your family!
Let your cherished dreams come true in 2019 :-)
Sahara Sanders


message 29: by Vaclav

Vaclav Thank you for adding me! Looking forward to your reviews!


message 28: by Faye

Faye Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 27: by Roy

Roy Lotz Diego wrote: "Roy, thanks so much for accepting the request. Hope Madrid is treating you well (I'm actually from Valencia).

I greatly enjoyed looking through your shelves and reading some of your reviews. I lo..."


Nice to virtually meet you, too! Valencia's a beautiful city.


message 26: by Diego

Diego G Roy, thanks so much for accepting the request. Hope Madrid is treating you well (I'm actually from Valencia).

I greatly enjoyed looking through your shelves and reading some of your reviews. I look forward to sharing our opinions on books!


message 25: by Roy

Roy Lotz Luís wrote: "Very glad for your friendship! Stay connected.. And thank you!"

And thanks for yours!


message 24: by Mir

Mir Yeah, I had that experience once when I tried traveling at Christmas. And it was too cold for walking around outside. Cafes are also good, though!

As a matter of fact, I did know that about the name sherry! Most English names for fortified wines come from the places of importation. They were popular because they hold up better under poor shipping conditions than do regular wines.


message 23: by Roy

Roy Lotz Miriam wrote: "Merry Christmas! I hope you are seeing some lovely sights."

And the same to you! Unfortunately, almost everything is closed right now, so we're just puttering around in cafés, haha. But the sherry is excellent! I didn't know this, but "sherry" is named after Jerez, a place in Spain where we are now.


message 22: by Mir

Mir Merry Christmas! I hope you are seeing some lovely sights.


message 21: by Roy

Roy Lotz Pooyan wrote: "Thanks for the accept. I like your taste.

[is it correct to say I like your taste? cause on the second thought it sounded ...cannibalistic!]"


Thanks! And I hope I taste good :-).


message 20: by Roy

Roy Lotz Nandakishore wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)"

And thanks for the request!


Nandakishore Mridula Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)


message 18: by Roy

Roy Lotz Ritwik wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friend invite Lotz! Looking forward to your long, pretentious reviews each and every time! ;)"

Thanks for offering your friend request! And I'll try my very best!


message 17: by Ritwik

Ritwik Thanks for accepting the friend invite Lotz! Looking forward to your long, pretentious reviews each and every time! ;)


message 16: by Vipassana (last edited Jun 02, 2015 06:24AM)

Vipassana Thanks for accepting the invite, Lotz. I went into 1984 with a little bias against it and having read too much post modern fiction. Your review was a refreshing perspective and made me take a good look at myself. A wonderful way to be acquainted. I look forward to our future interactions :)


message 15: by Roy

Roy Lotz Seemita wrote: "Thanks for the invite, Lotz. Glad to connect! I look forward to some interesting book-laden chatter :)"

Likewise!


message 14: by Seemita

Seemita Thanks for the invite, Lotz. Glad to connect! I look forward to some interesting book-laden chatter :)


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Roy Lotz Samadrita wrote: "Sorry about the late reply to your message but I look forward to our future bookish interactions. "

No problem; and I do too!


Samadrita Hi there Lotz! Thank you for the friend invite and the kind words about my review. I liked your heartfelt review of 'A Passage to India' as well. Sorry about the late reply to your message but I look forward to our future bookish interactions.


message 11: by Roy

Roy Lotz Ditto! How do these things happen?


howl of minerva I (also) thought we were friends already...


Kalliope Thanks for accepting.. I thought we were friends already...


Jibran Thanks for accepting the invitation, Lotz. Looking forward to discussing books :)


message 7: by Roy

Roy Lotz Ted wrote: "Rlotz, thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm glad to be following your "pretentious" reviews, through which you hope to save the world. Carry on! 8)"

Ted, I'm only too happy to accept! In fact, I thought we were already friends, so I was surprised by the request!

And I think the world-saving is going pretty well!


message 6: by Ted

Ted Rlotz, thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm glad to be following your "pretentious" reviews, through which you hope to save the world. Carry on! 8)


message 5: by Roy

Roy Lotz Dolors wrote: "Can't wait to read your reviews and chat books with you. "

Likewise!

And yes, there are too many good books to pick a favorite--not that this is a bad thing!


Dolors Thanks for sending a friend invite my way Rlotz and for trying to respond to that unanswerable (and probably also nonsensical question that I can't even respond myself). I read TBK last year and was totally blown away by it. Can't wait to read your reviews and chat books with you.


Ashish Bhaskar Thank you for accepting my friend request . Looking forward to talk about books with you.


message 2: by Roy

Roy Lotz Glenn wrote: "Thanks for being friends, Rlotz."

Thanks to you, too!


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Glenn Russell Thanks for being friends, Rlotz.


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