Mark Twain: Top 5 world travel quotes

Today is the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, the great American writer of not only fiction but also travel stories.

2. Giza, Egypt: 'Nobody can steer a donkey'

In Egypt, on his way to see the pyramids at Giza, Twain recorded this observation about riding a donkey in “Innocents Abroad”:

“Nobody can steer a donkey, and some collided with camels, dervishes, effendis, asses, beggars and every thing else that offered to the donkeys a reasonable chance for a collision.”

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