In his books, Gerald Drißner has developed a new style of travel writing. He calls it “travel realism”. The author avoids being the main character and does not set out on a self-discovery journey.
Instead he prefers a slow pace and immerses himself for several months in order to get a better understanding of people and culture. He neglects tourism areas and expat bubbles; he prefers focusing on the concerns and needs particularly of those people who live at the margins of society.
He explains and describes things that cannot be found online, and why things work differently as we used to know.