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    Once when we were in Lahore, Pakistan we happened to meet an older traveler having tea with the director of the Kipling Museum. We were invited to join them. John was driving from England to the south of India. He had been making that trip once every two years since he retired. In the alternate years, he made the trip north from India back to England. We called him John the Harvard Vagabond. (Yes, he was from England, but he had gone to Harvard.... part of a great story for later.)

    Among the words of advice that he gave us were...

  • Always find your hotel by about 4 or 5 o’clock..... but for sure before dark.
  • The times we’ve had the most problems finding a hotel were when we didn’t heed that advice. We never kept in touch with our teatime friend, but we have quoted him on many occasions when we’re driving down a lonely back road hoping a hotel would show up around the next bend.

  • Always carry some food and water in the car.... you just never know.
  • Always keep the gas tank more than half full. It’s just easier than worrying that you’ll never find another gas station in time.
  • Always ask to see the room before you take it.

  • People are happy to accommodate this request and are not offended if you say that the room is not quite right and you would like to keep looking.

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