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  1. 1/24/2013
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    Kate, your posts never fail to make me smile. I love these rules! I also found the most scary life-size statue of Mark Twain sitting on a bench in my hotel in Bermuda this summer, and every mention of him always reminds me of the heart-stopping moment I though it was a real person.
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    • kate
      2/6/2013
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      Aww – thanks Julia, I appreciate the encouragement. Yeah, apparently he loved Bermuda, I couldn’t find a lot of information about his time there though. LOL, did you get a picture of the statue?

  2. 1/24/2013
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    I *love* the concept of this post. Mark Twain is one of my favorites, and what a great travel angle! This inspires me to have a think on other writers I love and investigate their journeys…

      • kate
        2/6/2013
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        Thanks Laura – glad you stopped by!

    • kate
      2/6/2013
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      Cool Sara, let me know if you learn anything interesting!

  3. 1/25/2013
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    Mark Twain had it right! I love the rationale for wearing the blue robe :)

    • kate
      2/6/2013
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      I love how the newspapers wrote about things back then. I think I would be much more into the news if I heard storys like Mark Twain in a blue bathrobe walking in the lobby of a hotel and causing a stir.

  4. Great post, Kate! I loved Twain’s description of the constantly dueling students in Heidelberg, and especially his hilarious account of climbing the Rigi in Switzerland, an excellent antidote to travel writers who take themselves too seriously: http://ow.ly/h8u02

    • kate
      2/6/2013
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      Hi Marilyn – I can’t wait to read it. I’m knee deep into some Ray Bradbury right now, but plan on picking up the book when I’m done. I love the review: “After I read this book I felt as though I took a road trip with Mr. Twain and his buddy.” Seriously? A road trip with Mark Twain – yes, please!

    • kate
      2/6/2013
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      What’s really interesting is that a lot of his traveling was done on speaking tours to pay off his debt. There is an awesome documentary about him on Netflix if you are interested in learning more. I never knew he wrote travel books until I started researching this post. Always thought of him as a fiction writer.

  5. 3/21/2013
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    Brilliant. I love Mark Twain, I love to travel and I love this post! :-)

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