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In Search of King Solomon's Mines In Search of King Solomon's Mines by Tahir Shah
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“A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.”
Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon's Mines
“Usually, there is nothing more pleasing that returning to a place where you have endured hardship.”
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“Most journeys have a clear beginning, but on some the ending is less well-defined. The question is, at what point do you bite your lip and head for home?”
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“The first rule of an expedition is that everyone should stick together.”
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“Contemplation is a luxury, requiring time and alternatives.”
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“It was an awkward moment. We were burning down our host's house, a situation which any guest seeks to avoid.”
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“In moments of great uncertainty on my travels, I have always felt that something is protecting me, that I will come to no harm.”
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“But in Africa bureaucrats are usually too proud to accept a bribe, something I admire when I'm not the one being arrested.”
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“[T]hrough bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity.”
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“There's nothing like a pack of mules to give one a sense of entourage.”
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“As anyone who's ever taken an Ethiopian bus knows, there is an unwritten rule that the windows must remain firmly closed.”
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“The desert was bad, but nothing could compare with the horrors of a tropical rain forest.”
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“Money spent on good-quality gear is always money well spent.”
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“There's nothing quite like a good quest for getting your blood pumping.”
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“I felt sure we could gain the upper hand by putting ourselves in the mindset of the Incas.”
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“In any case, a little danger is a small price to pay for ridding a place of tourists.”
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“None of them seemed to mind sliding around in the faeces and choking in the smoke. They were determined not to miss the opportunity of watching a foreigner make a fool of himself.”
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“I had learned years ago never to give original documents to anyone if I could help it.”
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“The first few hours in the cell were quite stimulating. I'd never been in a prison cell before and was quite enjoying the experience.”
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“When I am about to embark on a difficult journey, I comfort myself by reading the accounts of the great nineteenth-century travellers, men like Stanley, Burton, Speke, Burckhardt and Barth.”
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“As far as Samson was concerned I was just another foreigner in pursuit of a lunatic quest.”
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“I am all for curses and superstition, but there's a point at which they start getting in the way. That point had arrived.”
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