Quoted In Portfolio
Sherman Oaks, California
Kit Roane files a piece for Portfolio magazine about travel to hostile countries. Key paragraph:
"Paul Lukacs exemplifies this new type of traveler. In Turkmenistan, the Los Angeles entertainment lawyer marveled at the many statues commemorating Saparmurat Niyazov, the country’s now-deceased dictator and 'president for life.' In Sri Lanka, Lukacs witnessed a place in the grip of civil war. And in North Korea, he said, he glimpsed 'one of the world’s few remaining unreconstructed command-and-control economies,' where blackouts are a daily occurrence.
" 'Why go to Barcelona when you can visit Ceuta or Melilla, the two Spanish enclaves in Africa?' Lukacs says. 'When I travel, I want to be far away from my world, to see how differently other people live, to learn what traits are human constants and which ones are cultural color.'"