Ethiopia

order:
Jehan de Mandeville's "The Travels"
5.3
Afghanistan

Jean de Mandeville

Why is it so much fun to read Medieval travel stories that are at least partly untrue?

Fernão Mendes Pinto's "Pilgrimage"
6.3
Cambodia

Fernão Mendes Pinto

If this is one of the classics of Portuguese literature, why is it such a slow read?