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In Search of King Solomon's Mines

Tahir Shah

Top 10 Best Quotes

“A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.”

“Usually, there is nothing more pleasing that returning to a place where you have endured hardship.”

“Most journeys have a clear beginning, but on some the ending is less well-defined. The question is, at what point do you bite your lip and head for home?”

“The first rule of an expedition is that everyone should stick together.”

“It was an awkward moment. We were burning down our host's house, a situation which any guest seeks to avoid.”

“In moments of great uncertainty on my travels, I have always felt that something is protecting me, that I will come to no harm.”

“Contemplation is a luxury, requiring time and alternatives.”

“But in Africa bureaucrats are usually too proud to accept a bribe, something I admire when I'm not the one being arrested.”

“There's nothing like a pack of mules to give one a sense of entourage.”

“As anyone who's ever taken an Ethiopian bus knows, there is an unwritten rule that the windows must remain firmly closed.”

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