Is this just a Chinese stream of consciousness or is it an overlooked gem?
Does it make sense to refer to this author as the godfather of travel writing?
Do nice photos, a lot of visited countries, and slick design make for a good travel book?
Where exactly is the dividing line between the cultural expert and the ignorant visitor?
Was this a 14th-century fact finding mission or just another medieval mystery tale?
Why is it so much fun to read Medieval travel stories that are at least partly untrue?
Did conservative ethics turn this great adventure story into such a slow read?
If this is one of the classics of Portuguese literature, why is it such a slow read?