"I don’t keep a travel diary. I did keep a travel diary once and
it was a big mistake. All I remember of that trip is what I bothered
to write down. Everything else slipped away, as though my mind felt
jilted by my reliance on pen and paper. For exactly the same reason I
don’t travel with a camera. My holiday becomes the snapshots and
anything I forget to record is lost."
— Alex Garland (The Beach)
I loved this book a lot more than I thought I would.