Month: April 2012

Because It’s There

George Mallory, upon being asked why he wished to climb Mount Everest is recorded as having replied: “Because its there”. Apply this logic to travel and perhaps it goes at least part of the way towards explaining the allure of exploring places that have no place or purpose in the modern world; the religious enclaves, the forgotten principalities, the relics of non existent empires and feudal times.

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