Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Huh?

We are in Syria now. Behind the immigration desk was a sign,

“Welcome to Syria. Syria is a land of history and cintioruity.”

Huh?

Eloquent
exaggeration

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2009 states this about the Nile confulence in Khartoum:

Arabian poets call it the ‘longest kiss in history’ — which, admittedly, sounds much nicer than ‘confluence’ and does more to convey the import of this river collision. The pale-silt-carrying White Nile, rushing up from Uganda, and the soily Blue Nile, on its way west from Ethiopia, get it on in Khartoum — meeting, flirting for a stretch (their coloured waters flowing together but still visibly separate) before entwining for a monotone future together, watering farmers and pharaohs all the way through Egypt. Take a ferry to rural Tuti Island, in the middle of the city, and look back on the liquid love story.

Our impression was a little different. Haha.

Quotes

“We tend to seek happiness, when happiness is actually a choice.”

~ As read on a menu in Luang Prabang

Quotes: Blanket wisdom

Blanket wisdom

“Fragrant Recall
Very Lovely Smile
= Joy Time
We in life lucky”

~ As read on a blanket in our guesthouse in Pak Beng.

Quotes

As read on a message board at our hostel in Athens:

“There are two kinds of English spoken by English-speaking people. First, there is the English they speak everyday to each other. Second, there is the English that they speak to everyone else SO THAT THEY WILL UN-DER-TAND.”

Quotes

“Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without.”

Something I remind myself of when I get tired of wearing the same clothes every single day.