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The travel genre was a fairly common genre in medieval Arabic literature. He states that he went to the mountaintop for the pleasure of seeing the top of the famous height.
His companions who stayed at the bottom he called frigida incuriositas "a cold lack of curiosity". He then wrote about his climb, making allegorical comparisons between climbing the mountain and his own moral progress in life.
Michault Taillevent, a poet for the Duke of Burgundytravelled through the Jura Mountains in and recorded his personal reflections, his horrified reaction to the sheer rock faces, and the terrifying thunderous cascades of mountain streams.
In the midth century, Gilles le Bouvier, in his Livre de la description des pays, gave us his reason to travel and write: Because many people of diverse nations and countries delight and take pleasure, as I have done in times past, in seeing the world and things therein, and also because many wish to know without going there, and others wish to see, go, and travel, I have begun this little book.
InRichard Hakluyt c. In the 18th Century, travel literature was commonly known as the book of travels, which mainly consisted of maritime diaries.
Other later examples of travel literature include accounts of the Grand Tour. Aristocrats, clergy, and others with money and leisure time travelled Europe to learn about the art and architecture of its past.
List of travel books Travel books come in styles ranging from the documentaryto the literary, as well as the journalistic, and from the humorous to the serious.
They are often associated with tourism and include guide books. Travel writing may be found on web sites, in periodicals, and in books. It has been produced by a variety of writers, including travelers, military officers, missionaries, explorers, scientists, pilgrims, social and physical scientists, educators, and migrants.
Englishmen Eric NewbyH. A Wounded Civilizationwhose trip became the occasion for extended observations on a nation and people. It tells of the years that he lived as a child with his siblings and widowed mother on the Greek island of Corfu between and It describes the life of the Durrell family in a humorous manner, and explores the fauna of the island.
These authors are naturalistswho write in support of their fields of study. Another naturalist, Charles Darwinwrote his famous account of the journey of HMS Beagle at the intersection of science, natural history and travel.
In Search of America I had resolved on a voyage around the world, and as the wind on the morning of April 24, was fair, at noon I weighed anchor, set sail, and filled away from Boston, where the Spray had been moored snugly all winter.
My step was light on deck in the crisp air. I felt there could be no turning back, and that I was engaging in an adventure the meaning of which I thoroughly understood.
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More than three years later, on June 27,Slocum returned to Newport, Rhode Islandhaving circumnavigated the world.
A guide book or travel guide is "a book of information about a place, designed for the use of visitors or tourists".
In the introduction he wrote that he aimed: Maps of varying detail and historical and cultural information are also often included. Different kinds of guide books exist, focusing on different aspects of travel, from adventure travel to relaxation, or aimed at travelers with different incomes, or focusing on sexual orientation or types of diet.
Travel guides can also take the form of travel websites. This is a long-established literary format; an early example is the writing of Pausanias 2nd century AD who produced his Description of Greece based on his own observations.
A travelogue is a filmbook written up from a travel diary, or illustrated talk describing the experiences of and places visited by traveller.
Although it may be desirable in some contexts to distinguish fictional from non-fictional works, such distinctions have proved notoriously difficult to make in practice, as in the famous instance of the travel writings of Marco Polo or John Mandeville.
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