Nothing To Declare is not just a travel book but also an exploration of self as Morris sets up home in San Miguel, using it as a base from which she explores areas such as Honduras and Guatemala:
"As a traveler I can achieve a kind of high, a somewhat altered state of consciousness. I think it must be what athletes feel. I am transported out of myself, into another dimension in time and space. While the journey is on buses and across land, I begin another journey inside my head, a journey of memory and sensation, of past merging with present, of time growing insignificant."However, Morris sometimes manages to put herself in silly situations, which made me throw up my hands and almost give up on her, and can be rather self-righteous. But I stuck with it, and it ended up being a pretty good read, even for this non-solo traveler.