As a child, yearning to leave home and go far away…
I read about elsewhere, fantasizing about my freedom. Books were my road. And then, when I was old enough to go, the roads I traveled became the obsessive subject in my own books. Eventually I saw that the most passionate travelers have always also been passionate readers and writers.
– Paul Theroux, The Tao of Travel
Chai with holy men on the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi