Daily Notes of a Trip Around the World Volume 2

Daily Notes of a Trip Around the World Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...In this museum is also shown the jewelry worn by the ancient kings and queens; and it looks about as well as modern jewelry, although thousands of years old. It is not necessary to tramp over Egypt to see the wonders of the country; the most curious things of every kind have been collected in this museum, which is housed in an immense modern building. But a still better collection of Egyptian curiosities may be seen in the British Museum at London. When you are traveling, do not neglect the museums; they will save you a deal of running around. After spending several hours in the museum at Cairo, I became as tired of antiques as I once became of pictures, after spending several hours in one of the great galleries at Paris. Every picture in the gallery was a gem, but I tired of art gems, as I to-day tired of seeing antiques, every one with a wonderful history. I am tired of seeing sights; I am tired of being a tourist; of having queer natives rush at me to squawk history. I suppose all this will do me good in time--that it will all be useful to me in my "future reading," as the tourists say, but I am dreadfully tired of it now. And I shudder when I think that I still have the Holy Land to see. I wish I could make an arrangement to be loaded in a cannon and shot through Palestine. In various public places in Egypt, official notices are posted asking tourists not to give money to beggars. The statement is made that thousands of Egyptians are neglecting regular work, to become beggars. As a result, much harm is being done, to say nothing of the annoyance to travelers. These notices are probably having an effect, for so far I have not found the Egyptian beggars so annoying as those in India. I have spoken of being surfeited with sight-seeing....
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602013
  • 9781236602015