The Geography of Bliss

geographyofblissLiterary travel with the purpose of discovering a country’s secret to happiness (or lack thereof). There is no profound discovery, but generalizations are neatly summed up in the epilogue, page 322.

What I found interesting was the notion of “cultural fit” that a person has with a country. This explains why some people just feel at home in a foreign country and stay indefinitely.

While I am attracted to the European parts of South America or the history of the Middle East, I was surprised to learn that my real “cultural fit” is (unsurprisingly) England. Their reserved nature. Pubs. That seems like me.

(Amazon) The Geography of Bliss



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