Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dame Freya Stark on the Adventurer's Personality




1.  A temper as serene at the end of the day as it is in the beginning.

2.  The capacity to accept other people's standards.

3.  Rapid judgment of character.

4.  A love of nature including human nature.

5.  The capacity to disassociate oneself from bodily sensations.

6.  A knowledge of local history and language.

7.  A leisurely and uncensorious mind.  

8.  A tolerable constitution.

9.  The ability to eat and sleep at any moment.

10.  A ready quickness in repartee.

-FREYA STARK'S TEN QUALITIES NEEDED BY A TRAVELER



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