Catherine the Great sends Don Juan on a trip to England to represent Russia as a sort of ambassador.
For the first time in years, Don Juan is able to write to his mother and tell her that he's doing well. She's happy to hear it, but she takes a moment to encourage him to remember his Catholic religion and not convert to Orthodox.
Don Juan travels through Germany and Holland, dazzling everyone he meets with his beauty and charm.
Don Juan eventually arrives in Britain, where he's enchanted with the roads and buildings. Byron can't help but take a shot or two at England's taxes and tolls.