Eastern Europe

order:
4.8
China

Nadine Hudson

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

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

Xiaopeng

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

Colette Modiano's "Twenty Snobs and Mao"
6.5
China

Colette Modiano

What happens when rich Europeans visit China at the height of the “Cultural Revolution”?

Wolfgang Büscher's "Berlin - Moscow"
7.5
Belarus

Wolfgang Büscher

Will the search for the “Russian soul” ruin an otherwise great book?

Karl Bushby's "Giant Steps"
6
Alaska

Karl Bushby

Who would have thought it was possible to cross the Bering Strait on foot?

Heinrich Heine's "Travel Pictures"
7
Germany

Heinrich Heine

Why do these travel stories from 19th century Germany remain so recommendable?

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?

Michael Olbert's "Chatwin's Guru And Me"
4.5
Albania

Michael Olbert

What happened to this otherwise decent book that caused it to be so annoying?

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?