Silk Road

order:
Philippe Valéry's "On The Silk Road"
6.5
Afghanistan

Philippe Valéry

Is this another author who distances himself from his story?

Sun Shuyun's "Ten Thousand Miles Without A Cloud"
6.5
China

Sun Shuyun

Is this book more about contemplation or more about adventure?

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?

Sven Hedin's "In The Heart Of Asia"
6.3
China

Sven Hedin

Are we looking at a career-obsessed explorer or at a blueprint for Indiana Jones?

Stanley Stewart's "Frontiers of Heaven"
5
China

Stanley Stewart

Is China really that quirky, or do we sometimes just want things to be a certain way?

Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta's "The Travels"
5.3
Afghanistan

Ibn Battuta

Did conservative ethics turn this great adventure story into such a slow read?

Mildred Cable's "The Gobi Desert"
6.3
China

Mildred Cable

Is this just a book about three ladies taking it slow, or is it an epic adventure?

Ella Maillart's "Forbidden Journey"
7.3
China

Ella Maillart

If Fleming is the more gifted writer, then why is this book better than his?

Peter Fleming's "News from Tartary"
7.5
China

Peter Fleming

Would a little less irony have made this book even better?

Marco Polo's "Description Of The World"
5.5
Afghanistan

Marco Polo

Why is this one still so good today, even though a lot of it is untrue?