The True Journey

«The true journey, as introjection of an “outside” different from our normal one, implies a complete change of nutrition, a digesting of the visited country – its fauna and flora and its culture (not only the different culinary practices and condiments but the different implements used to grind the flour or stir the pot) – making it pass between the lips and down the esophagus. This is the only kind of travel that has a meaning nowadays, when everything visible you can see on TV without rising from your easy chair (…).»

ITALO CALVINO, Under the jaguar sun, 1986