Travel Quotes

Old May 14th, 2002, 04:54 PM
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Travel Quotes

The night, in early May, that my girlfriend first saw Eze Village, it was late and foggy. Same as when I first saw it in 1994. Devoid of most tourists -- they'd left for the day -- and kind of eerie in the fog. As we walked around the now almost-deserted streets, she looked awestruck. And I remembered how I felt when I first saw it, the same way.

I was looking up something on Eze for her photographs right now -- the part about Nietzsche and "Also Sprach Zarathustra" -- and found this quote...

"The ruins of Eze, planted on a cone of rocks with a picturesque village in sugarloaf, attract of course everybody's attention. It is the most beautiful, the most complete and the most composed view point on the moyenne Corniche." -- George Sand
 
Old May 14th, 2002, 05:20 PM
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"Even the little children in Paris speak French." Mark Twain
 
Old May 14th, 2002, 05:40 PM
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While in a medieval market outside Agadir Morocco....."Yes all our meat here in Morocco still has the fur on it" and this is when I became a vegitarian....at least for the rest of that trip
 
Old May 14th, 2002, 05:59 PM
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Gertrude Stein on her hometown, Oakland, California: there is no there, there.

Charles de Gaulle on France: how can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?

George S. Kaufman: I like terra firma, the more firma, the less terra.

Fred Allen on California: a great place if you're an orange.

Erma Bombeck: Naples traffic isn't a condition. It's a war in progress.
 
Old May 15th, 2002, 02:21 AM
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"Are we there yet?"

Sorry, I had to do it!
 
Old May 15th, 2002, 04:50 AM
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I've posted this before, but I love it.

Writer Robert Benchley, upon arriving in Venice for the first time in the 1920s, sent the following telegram to his editor:
Streets flooded. Please advise.

The other one I like is by Marcel Proust--
"When I went to Venice, my dream became my address."
 
Old May 15th, 2002, 06:06 AM
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Capo: Where is Eze and what makes it so special?
 
Old May 15th, 2002, 12:30 PM
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Have a look at this, Sally
http://www.eze-riviera.com/village/ang/mcorniche1.htm
 
Old May 15th, 2002, 12:52 PM
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Thanks, Shelia.

Sally, it's unique among perched villages in that part of Provence for being right above the Mediterranean (most perched villages are in the mountains behind the coast.)

Like St.Paul-de-Vence, it's very overrun with sightseers during the day but it's very peaceful -- and, in the fog, almost otherworldly (I'm lucky to have seen it that way twice) -- if you go early in the morning or late in the evening.
 
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