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August 6, 2011

“‘What am I doing here anyway?’ — the fundamental mantra if not prayer of every traveler. For it is precisely on a trip, in the morning, in a strange city, before the second cup of coffee has begun to work, that you experience most palpably the oddness of your banal existence. Travel is no more than a relatively healthy form of narcotic, after all.” Andrzej Stasiuk is a Polish writer who also knows the compulsion to travel

via Jessa Crispin’s wonderfully smart article on travel.

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