From a modern perspective, Mark Twain's cultural attitudes are dated. In fact, to me he comes off as a but of an arrogant a**hole, but one who could write amusingly and engagingly about his travels.
I have loved other things written by Train, but it seems like his personality shone through this work, and it is a personality I didn't much care for.
That said, It is a fascinating look at 19th century travel in Europe, the Holy Land, and the Black Sea area (Where he has lunch with the czar!)
Worth a listen, but be prepared for a bit of 19th century racism and a myopic perspective.
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