The ancestral lands are great. You find 100+ exp quoins, and a bunch of Favor coins.
You need to try and find a path that people aren't on, since you only have 10 minutes to stay in the area before getting kicked out. The bandits are very slow, and can be jumped over. They are really not dangerous, and they tell you what item they are after. "Oh know, he's gonna steal one of my 1000s of paper!".
The good thing is the Blue signs you tip over as you walk by. They contain time bonuses (extend your time in the area) and random good Food, Drinks, Colored Keys, and Items. You can enter the area every 30 minutes. Just hope you enter in a place/time where there aren't many. Pay it a visit when you are low on energy, since you get quoins worth 30-80 energy all the time. Mood quoins are a waste of the 100 daily limit, imo.
I started learning Better Learning IV right now. 36 hours... (after two 900+ favor donations). It'll be about 7:30am monday morning when I'm done with it.