"experience, travel - these are as education in themselves"
 - euripides 
"travel teaches toleration"

what a week. what a day. what a diary entry this made. i've practically filed my faber-castell to an inkless stub. boy, do i have a lot to learn & there's nothing like a reassuring quote to keep you optimistic and all "glass-is-half-full" happy. it also doesn't hurt, as my sister taught me, to have some city in colour imbue a lonely traveller while you search for this reassurance. thanks sis.