First, Frank Muller is my favorite narrator. Paul Theroux is a gifted author who writing in the general "travel" genre does not bore us with the silly and expected details of long waits in line that are the norm of travel. He does not bore us with the grandeur of the taj mahal, but instead focuses on the people along the way which opens the culture to us. What a gift.
The way that the author engaged the people wherever he went opening for us his take on the way people think and why.
Probably the rail travel through SE Asia.
I don't think it would work.
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