There is a saying, if any stranger enquire of the first met of Maan, were it even a child, “Who is here the sheykh?” he would answer him “I am he.

By Charles Montagu Doughty

Tokyo is a very safe city. At night it becomes quiet the way New York never does.

By Rick Kennedy

Gift giving is part of the culture no matter where you are and no matter how long you stay.

By Christalyn Brannen

In Japan, so many emoticons have been created that it’s reasonable to assume Japanese appreciate their convenience more than anyone else.

By Morinosuke Kawaguchi

Poverty and loneliness could be seen as a liberation from strivings to become rich and popular.

By Donald Richie

Contentment can only be found in not envying others or comparing yourself to them but in being satisfied with what you have.

By Larry Herzberg

A traveler's most interesting meals tend to happen by surprise.

By David Dale

What he was after hangs between the visible and the invisible, between the here and now and the seemingly elsewhere.

By André Aciman

Don’t take everything for granted, and do not always count on finding everything you need.

By Larry Herzberg

A (wo)men travels the world over in search of wht (s)he needs and returns home to find it

By Barbara Magro

Whoever created the world went to a lot of trouble. It would be downright rude not to go out and see as much of it as possible.

By Edward Readicker-Henderson

At the root of Japanese manufacturing lies a feminine delicacy and shyness as well as a childlike curiosity and fantasy-filled worldview.

By Morinosuke Kawaguchi

People travel because it teaches them things they could learn no other way.

By Lance Morrow

I would love you all the day, every night we would kiss and play, if with me you'd fondly stray, over the hills and far away.

By John Gray

One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.

By Edith Wharton