24 10 / 2011
In 2006, Paul Theroux retraces his 1973 Great Railway Bazaar journey across Asia by rail, traveling from London to Japan and back.
My favorite part has to be Theroux visiting a porno shop in Tokyo with Haruki Murakami. COME ON, how awesome/crazy weird is that?
03 2 / 2011
"The train can reassure you in awful places— a far cry from the anxious sweats of doom airplanes inspire, or the nauseating gas-sickness of the long-distance bus, or the paralysis that afflicts the car passenger. If a train is large and comfortable you don’t even need a destination; a corner seat is enough, and you can be one of those travelers who stay in motion, straddling the tracks, and never arrive or feel they ought to"
I think I’m going to like The Great Railway Bazaar.