I am glad to have met this amazing character in the pages of these books. I think one forgets how the world was connected in the recent-far past. One can be envious of this weirdo's life, because weird he was. God read.
Merveilleux livre, surtout pour ceux qui ont un peu connu l'Europe centrale d'avant la guerre.Il y a des termes architecturaux ou concernant la nature difficiles pour quelqu'un qui n'est pas né anglophone ; certains développements un peu longs
I thought this book was supposed to describe the author's journey from the Danube to Constantinople but it finishes at the Iron Gate in Bulgaria. I then discovered that he never wrote about that part. He really lives a charmed life in this part of the trip, spending time at one manor house after another - passed along by friends of friends.