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4.0 out of 5 stars
The art of travel is pertinent but it missed a point..., 2 Jun. 2004
Most enjoyable book...when you are travelling!
Alan de Botton done his homework and that research transpires all through the book. However, a point that was definitely missed we travel because...IT GIVES US PLEASURE!
"We think, therefore we are humans" so why not "we have feelings therefore we travel!"?
The obvious example is that it is not the place where you go that will make it perfect but the people you are going with. How often you had a fantastic day with your best friend "travelling" to your local pub?
Overall, it was a well-written book that made be think...well done!