Are other authors' ideas generally off-limits, or is this just a bad book?
Does it make sense to refer to this author as the godfather of travel writing?
Who came up with the idea to spoil a fine travelogue with some contrived nonsense?
Is this author trying to show us how to alienate ourselves from our surroundings?
Should travel writers deliberately look for interesting stories or just go with the flow?
Why do these travel stories from 19th century Germany remain so recommendable?
Why is it so much fun to read Medieval travel stories that are at least partly untrue?
What happened to this otherwise decent book that caused it to be so annoying?
Is this German classic really that awesome, or could it be just a bit overrated?