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The best thing about travel-writing gigs is meeting other hacks

The man from the Daily Mail was as great a traveller as that Satanic-faced Victorian Sir Richard Burton

6 December 2014

9:00 AM

6 December 2014

9:00 AM

The thing I enjoy most about travel-writing gigs is meeting other hacks. Hacks are almost invariably fun, funny, gossipy, irreverent, and they like a drink. They are well read and intelligent, but like to conceal it. They know and understand the lineaments of power as well as politicians, only they think it’s funny.

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