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He did not think of himself as a tourist; he was a traveler. The difference is partly one of time, he would explain. Whereas the tourist generally hurries back
home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one
part of the earth to another. Indeed, he would have found it difficult to tell, among the many places he had lived, precisely where it was he had felt most at
home. . .
For, as he claimed, another important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the
traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.
The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles, 1949