I am really interested in old expeditions, preferably in the victorian era. Everything was so unknown back then, there were mysteries everywhere.
Sadly I don't really know much about famous explorers or expeditions, but I'd love to learn about it.
What are some of the best travel journals from the georgian/victorian/edwardian era (or any era, if it's interesting)? I wanna read about unknown lands, strange new cultures, archeological findings, jungle expeditions, seafaring, maybe hunting for animals/cryptids and so on...
Tell me everything interesting you know, that would be great!
Bump again, cmon, I've waited so long for a board like this :(
Yeah, I was just bumping so fast because somehow my thread wasn't bumped at all, so I tried again...
It's sad that this board is alread infested with cancer and shitposters. It's even sadder that people fall for those threads.
This guy explored parts of Africa in the 1860s. He also did a lot of other interesting things like hunting down large boars in Ceylon with just a knife and some dogs.
A while back, I grabbed a $2 Kindle Daily Deal off Amazon on a whim, "Journeys on the Silk Road," which is about an archaeologist named Aurel Stein who did a lot of excavation of the caves at Dunhuang. It was a really interesting book, and Stein is a pretty interesting character. I'd recommend it.
Read the "Flashman" novels.
Yes, they're novels, but George MacDonald Fraser is a terrific storyteller, and a real history buff. Every one is meticulously researched and real historic figures woven into the thread beautifully.
Even his footnotes are worth reading.
annotated bibliography on Victorian travel writing:
the section on anthology is actually dedicated to anthologies of travel writing. The rest is dedicated to secondary scholarship on travel writing
Brazilian explorer of the Amazon.
State of Rondonia is named after him, aswell as some cities.
Marco Polo is vastly underrated
As far as explorers, maybe it was just my case, but Jacques Cartier was never really mentioned during my education so he was fun to learn about. Of course the Conquistadors might have some cool stories about the Inca and Aztecs.
Invisible cities is fiction but still god-tier