Do you know Guy Delisle's comic books?
I have just finished "Jerusalem" (it won the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Best Album this year) and I think it's my favourite one.
He draws and write about his travels, it's full of humour and harsh reality.
Here's a little extract (in French) from "Chroniques Birmanes":
** Note: all these books are widely translated **
(all images from guydelisle.com)