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We travel not for commerce sake alone - by hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned
For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the golden road to Samarkand.
- from "Hassan" by James Elroy Flecker

- though it's more like a goaty road at evening as your car descends the hill in a cloud of caprine dust, and the lights of Samarkand city shimmer ahead. Readers of these pages will need little selling on reasons to travel, and already have a bank of such travel memories to draw on, and with plans and hopes for more. Most of the pages of this travel guide are about destinations - cities, towns and countryside - and reflect independent leisure travel. But there are many other types of travel and of traveler, and this page is simply an index to some travel topics.

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