Mark Twain has always been one of my favorite writers and I finally got my hands on a print copy of his India reflections in the book Following the Equator.
I’ve added several posts where I’ve quoted some of my favorite excerpts. Aside from his usual wittiness, I was amazed at how many of his observations are spot on for today’s India even though Twain’s trip was in 1887. All of the selections can be viewed here, but I’ve given a little introduction to each of them along with my favorite quote.
A beautiful section on Twain’s first ride on a train and the hospitality he encountered there. A great reason to check out Tips for Train Travel in India!
My favorite quote:
There was plenty of time, hours and hours of it, and the thing that was to happen would happen–there was no hurrying it. [Read more…]