If this is your life, your life sucks:
There is no "conservative" movement anymore. There are simply oafish twits, hammering out words, hoping for website traffic and more money. This is yet another example of a mental, moral, and ethical bankruptcy amongst cultural "critics" and conservative thinkers.
Steyn is aping the travel writing of P. J. O'Rourke. His entire piece reads like he took O'Rouke's graduate-level course on finding the things mildly amusing about a place so that they can be spewed back by an embittered old crank who needs to find a thousand more words for a piece no one will want to read twice.
Mark Steyn is proof that if you give someone a chance to witness history, see the majesty of a wonderful spectacle, and revel in the culture of one of the great lights of civilization, he'll stand in the piss of beggars and ingest the sales pitch of a savvy whore.