The Netherlands

Xiao Peng's "Ten Years Of Backpacking"
Austria

Xiaopeng

If this guy writes so well and goes to so many cool places, then just why is this book he wrote so bad?

in the early 2000s, Xiaopeng is a young Chinese white-collar worker who decides to see the world. He travels around China, then ends up as an exchange student in the Netherlands. From there, he sets out to do the Grand Tour of Europe…

Jehan de Mandeville's "The Travels"
Afghanistan

Jean de Mandeville

The real Baudolino.

In the 14th century, English knight Jean de Mandeville claims to have traveled around much of the known (and unknown) world…

Patrick Leigh Fermor's "A Time of Gifts / Between the Woods and the Water"
Czechia

Patrick Leigh Fermor

A young old man.

In 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor decides to take a walk through Europe – all the way from Amsterdam to Istanbul…