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The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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Nov 17, 2011

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Read in November, 2011

Twain's report on his extended vacation through Europe and the Holy land. I loved it, definitely gave new perspective on some places I've been and taught me that apparently, the beauty of Lake Tahoe cannot be surpassed by any European lake : ) Guess I need to see Lake Tahoe since I never have.

Really I loved his humor about the possibility of all the holy places really being where the churches were built for them and the holy relics being authentic. For example, he jokes about how there can be no more pieces of the holy cross in Jerusalem because pieces of it can be found throughout every cathedral in Europe. He jokes about how of course we know certain relics are authentic (i.e. an imprint of Jesus' face on a handkerchief in Jerusalem) because he's already seen the same one in Genoa, Milan, Rome, Paris, etc.

Funny, but overall, the book didn't really do that much for me so I gave it a 3
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