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Quotation of the Day: On travel

Such are the prosaic problems of the modern traveller. The transport part takes no time at all these days; it is the bureaucracy that is interminable. We are constantly being told that we live in a world without borders, in a globalized age, but only if you have the right passport and the right papers. What do adventurous globetrotters talk about when they meet? They talk about bureaucracy, about consulates, about visa extensions and application procedures.

High: A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China by Erika Fatland