Excerpt from Travels in Three Continents: Europe, Africa, Asia In reading accounts of the same regions by different travelers, I have often been struck with the dissimilarities resulting from the personal equation. Each sees what he takes with him, so that several views are more illuminating than one. Because of this I hope that there will be a place for ather record of travel in many of the most interesting parts of the world. Learning by experience, in protracted tours, that a certain amount of information is necessary to the interpretation of what one sees and hears, I have endeavored to interweave such kwledge with the narrative without impeding the natural flow of description. Thus I desire to aid those who contemplate this journey to prepare for it; to refresh the recollection of those who have preceded me; and enable those who do t expect to cross the ocean to see, while looking through my eyes, almost as well as with their own. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.