11 Jun 2009

THURSDAY THIRTEEN - Travel quotes

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13 quotes about travelling

1. Thanks to the highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.

2. The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.

3. But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?

4. If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel.

5. Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.

6. When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.

7.If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.

8. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.

9. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

10. all great travellers have seen more than they remember, and remember more than they have seen.

11. When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

12. Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

13. The road to a ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

25 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

I hate the way the highways show so little now! So many cities put up those tall concrete things. They all look alike. Ugly.

Jeanette said...

The highways are bypassing a lot of towns in Australia 2.
How true number 4 and 6 are.

11c is very cold here seeing we just got over Autumm temps low to mid 20c. and summer can get up to 45c very hot, to hot..thankfully our winter only lasts about 3 months..

Puss-in-Boots said...

Now there is some wisdom in those 13s, Gattina. I have yet to do all the travelling I want, but starting next year, I hope to do some. Not sure where to yet, though. What fun deciding where to go to first. Italy is looking pretty good at the moment...

anthonynorth said...

Some very clever quotes there. Enjoyed them.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Funny quotes. You seem to be enjoying another wonderful travel adventure. My sister, like you, loves to travel. She just got back from Spain. Last year, Ecuador!

Brenda ND said...

I love the picture of you and the camel. That is a camel behind you, isn't it? You look like you were having fun.

Hootin' Anni said...

#4 makes me giggle so.

I loved your W W too Gattina....Thanks for visiting with me yesterday, I'm a day behind but wanted to catch up with all the W W participants....love the photo share on yesterday's, and your funny list today.

Hazel said...

#3 - I ask the same question
#7 - I agree.
I love to travel therefore I love your lsit :-) Happy T13

CountryDew said...

No. 5 made me laugh. So true, though!

My husband won't get on a boat at all.

My TT is at http://bluecountrymagic.blogspot.com

Adelle Laudan said...

LOL #4 is true for ANY photo ID. Great list. Happy T13!

Adelle Laudan said...

LOL #4 is true for ANY photo ID. Great list. Happy T13!

I am Harriet said...

Loved number 2! All of a sudden you realize that there are no natives, just tourists :)

http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/06/13-best-places-to-live-in-usthursday-13.html

diane said...

Fantastic sayings and all soooo true.

Carleen said...

#7 is so true! I always wondered why we Americans had such a bad reputation in Europe, then I experienced firsthand a family of the stereotypical "Ugly American" while in Paris. After listening to them and witnessing their behavior, I understood about the reputation, LOL!

Happy Thursday to you.

Melli said...

These are ALL true - but none so MORE true than number 1!!! THAT was why I wanted to not travel the highways when I came home from Wisconsin... I wanted to explore and SEE!

Julie@Momspective said...

I love #2! I was just thinking that on a recent trip!

Liz said...

I like those! Can't see any likelihood of you being one of those complaining travellers!

Hootin' Anni said...

Gattina....I had to come back after I read your comment. When I played the video with the volume up on my computer Tahoe [the black cat] tried to tear out the venitian blinds on the window right next to the speaker!! She could hear the bird singing and was determined to tear the house down and break the window to get to it!! LOL

JO said...

Great list!

Here's mine

storyteller's other blog said...

Entertaining list of travel quotes ... some all too true. I love the modification of your header with travel photos too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

colleen said...

I always look forward to your quote collections. The beach is calling.

Maribeth said...

Having traveled a lot, I know what you mean with your list. I love to travel. I embrace other places and cultures and foods!

Pamela said...

maybe some day I'll get to travel and inspire my own quotes.

Ann said...

I like your quote, 14, about your passport photo. I hate my passport photo, I had been under the strong summer sun for a few days, and was quite sun burnt around where my sun glasses were. Then I found my passport was expiring. so I urgently needed to renew my passport.

Came to you from window view.

Cheers,

:)

Ann said...

I mean number 4, if you look like your passport photo, you are too ill to travel for my lasy comment. i think I typed 14.

Oh yes, today, my ESOL, English as a second language, five year old student told me that her aunty had a birthday, and she had a goat cake. I realise she meant it was shaped as a goat, and I gathered as a Chinese, she was born in the year of the goat /sheep. Do you you ever have a sheep cake?