"The curiosity of I. Codru Drăguşanu, 'our first traveler with a European vocation,' moves under a modern horizon of receptivity. Is there anything he's not interested in? How the compass and the tide work, the phosphorescence of the sea and the solar eclipse, 'the description of the sailer and the steamship,' 'the tunnel under the Thames, a world wonder that surpasses the celebrated wonders of Antiquity,' and many more. He must see everything, know everything, and perform an 'analysis' too: 'Only study is of interest to me, nothing else."

by Florin Faifer