East Africa

China

Nadine Hudson

Why does too much often mean too little?

In the early 1990s, Nadine Hudson from Switzerland is struggling with mental health issues, most notably an eating disorder. She decides to embark on a backpacking trip through Asia…

Brian Dawtrey's "Voyage To Wild Africa"
Tanzania

Brian Dawtrey

What’s the difference between telling anecdotes and writing a book?

we’re at the end of World War II, and Brian Dawtrey is a young man from England who is crazily in love with a girl. He writes her a ton of letters…

Andrew McCarthy's "The Longest Way Home"
Austria

Andrew McCarthy

Listen to your heart.

In the early 2010s, American actor Andrew McCarthy decides to get married a second time. The problem is that besides being an actor, he’s also a travel writer and a bit restless…

David Livingstone's "Travel Diaries"
Democratic Republic of the Congo

David Livingstone

A heart in Africa.

During the mid-1800s, Scottish missionary David Livingstone sets out to explore East Africa…

Jehan de Mandeville's "The Travels"
Afghanistan

Jean de Mandeville

The real Baudolino.

In the 14th century, English knight Jean de Mandeville claims to have traveled around much of the known (and unknown) world…

Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta's "The Travels"
Afghanistan

Ibn Battuta

A wagging finger.

In 1325, young Moroccan scholar Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta embarks on his hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. But he doesn’t stop there…

Fernão Mendes Pinto's "Pilgrimage"
Cambodia

Fernão Mendes Pinto

Clogged up freshness.

In 1537, shortly after the European discoveries in the Americas, young Fernão Mendes Pinto from Portugal gets on a ship to the East…