"Travel, which is nearly always seen as an attempt to escape from the ego, is in my opinion the opposite. Nothing inspires memory like a distant landscape or a foreign culture. Is it possible to lose yourself in an exotic place? Or is it more likely an experience of nostalgia, taking one back to an earlier stage of your life, or seeing clearly a serious mistake. What makes the whole experience exciting and real, is the feel of the present alongside the thoughts of the past."