Quite a good book really! This is the book that completely revolutionised our approach to travel, opening our eyes to our surroundings, putting us in touch with our environment …… this book is mindfulness personified.Structurally the book is divided into four main sections ……… Departure, Motives, Landscape, Art, with each one being the focus of ones mindfulness in a particular place. So, in the Art section we visit Provence for a while and enjoy it through the eyes of Van Gogh. This is the really clever…
Overreaching title, disappointing book. I am a big fan of some of Alain’s other books and Ted talks so this book has been on my radar for some time. You get the usual philosophy, literature and art but ultimately it was a bit of a let down. Travel is a highly personal experience and I get the impression that he doesn’t care much for the experience and sees the persuit as over rated and boring. I feel that the title is over reaching and that Alain isn’t qualified to write about this subject.
The author takes us on a reflective journey of the … The author takes us on a reflective journey of the attractions and repulsion of the desire to travel, using literary, personal and artistic reference points.Â Thought provoking and interesting use of both characters and illustrative examples, although a little wordy on some of the descriptive parts and it reads a little as if it was originally a series of lectures or separate articles.Â
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