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The Blind Traveler (mentalfloss.com)
41 points by BobbyVsTheDevil on Aug 31, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

Lovely. I've had the chance to do a great deal of traveling. Often times, it has been with no real goal or destination. I don't actually do much in the way of touristy things.

What is impressive is both that he survived and that he was blind. I am sighted, so I can not really relate. The closest I can come to is that I've danced on six continents. I am not actually good at dancing.

So, I think I'll have to try to get copies of the me toned books. To have done that, in that era, is just an amazing feat.

A modern equivalent, that I found uplifting to read about:


Can't imagine how it would take seven weeks to get from SPb to Moscow. The distance is 700 km, that's ~15 km per day. You will probably do it in five weeks if you walk.

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