Some obligatory phrases from book blurbs, curiously absent from most tomes on Daoist ethnography:
with hilarious consequences!!!
embarking upon a voyage of discovery
vast, sprawling epic
Happily, such clichés have been Laid Bare (oops, there’s another one) in several articles, such as this. And Molvania is jam-packed (packed like jam) with ’em. Not forgetting the ultimate homage to the language of the travelogue, Away from it all.