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Tropical Tours to Toltec Towns in Mexico (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Tropical Tours to Toltec Towns in Mexico

Cortez could'not have been impressed-with the country from a first View, any more than the modern traveler is when he comes to_ the border at Laredoand looks across the murky waters of the Rio Grande to the plains on the other side, and, beyond them, to the barren, treeless, verdureless hills that would seem to shut out anything but the charmingly delightful country that opens up from their southern slopes, and, but for the tale of wealth, of salubri ous clime, of people queer and quaint, of obelisks and temple ruins, of mysterious idol gods and pyramids, of cities falling on their own crumbling walls, not only Cortez, but every modern traveler would turn back discouraged on the first impression at the boundary hills. But the story of a coun try so unique ih varied attrae tions is to be relied upon and the journey continued.

To go from one place to another in one's own country is to see another town or city with similar streets and houses and a people of similar habits and customs; to go from New York to San Francisco is hard ly a change of scene - the street scenes are the same, the inte rior views are alike, and the dress of the San Franciscan, his manners and customs differ not from the New Yorker. Herein then, lies the charm of foreign travel. And it is surprising how great the difference, just here and across the border - a narrow, muddy river like the Rio Grande is the dividing line be tween the Nineteenth and the Sixteenth centuries, and perhaps the Tenth or Twelfth, or a bygone age that is dateless. It is true there is a mingling of the modern with the ancient in Mexico, but there is enough of the ancient to make one journey, or two, or a dozen, intensely interesting and fascinatingly Charming.

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Titre: Tropical Tours to Toltec Towns in Mexico (Classic Reprint)
Code EAN: 9780365165712
ISBN: 0365165719
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 66
Poids: 249g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T8mm
Année: 2018


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