For about sixty days I have been working on my new travel book with a constant nagging problem. The problem is age, at time of visit, and the fact that I have been to most of the continents and cities at least twice. In itself this is not bad but consider Rome Italy, a 20 year old versus a 40 year, you can be sure that the location is not the same for them. Having a good memory leaves me with two strong memories about locations and that is problematic. Some things are easy, like Naples Italy, the first time I went there were no skyscrapers, the second time I went there were. It is a matter of perspective, for example, when I first went to Rome it was not common for someone to travel or hope to travel to Rome – we in general would not have considered it, Rome was so far and unreal to most. Today we not only travel but it is not actually considered distant anymore? If I said to someone I was going to Beijing today they would say cool, 20 years ago they would have said, “What!” I am sure I will find a formula to fix this problem – but I am not going to solve it today!