Southeast Asia

order:
7.8
China

Ma Jian

Is this just a Chinese stream of consciousness or is it an overlooked gem?

6.5
China

Richard Halliburton

Does it make sense to refer to this author as the godfather of travel writing?

4.8
China

Nadine Hudson

Why is it often better for a writer to not put things into perspective?

Fabian Sixtus Körner - "Journeyman"
4
Australia

Fabian Sixtus Körner

Do nice photos, a lot of visited countries, and slick design make for a good travel book?

Serge Roetheli's - "The 25,000 Mile Love Story"
4.8
Argentinia

Serge Roetheli

How can a book about a man running around the whole world be so boring?

Xiao Peng's "Ten Years Of Backpacking"
4
Austria

Xiaopeng

If this book isn’t badly written, then why is it still bad?

Yu Ying's "Go Out And Talk To People About Their Dreams"
4.3
Australia

Yu Ying

Does the Chinese literary world need to train tougher editors?

Volker Häring's "A Bus Called Wanda"
4.8
Cambodia

Volker Häring

Where exactly is the dividing line between the cultural expert and the ignorant visitor?

Heinz Helfgen's "I'm Cycling Around The World"
5.5
Albania

Heinz Helfgen

What were German readers looking for in a travel book after World War II?

Odorico da Pordenone's "The Travel"
6
Armenia

Odoric of Pordenone

Was this a 14th-century fact finding mission or just another medieval mystery tale?

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?

Andreas Altmann's "The Price Of Lightness"
5.3
Cambodia

Andreas Altmann

How was an otherwise good travel book spoiled by too much preaching?

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?