Neil is an observer of the world around him and that has to be kept in mind when you read his books. They are how he perceives circumstances and so forth and for the most part, I do agree with him. I enjoy his writing and his sense of humour, but there are a few times he seems...distant or removed either from those around him or from life in general. Perhaps we all do that sometimes, though.
Overall, I would give this 4.5 stars. It is a good book/travelogue and worth reading.