Archive for July, 2008

India!

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

More than four years ago, when I was working inhouse at Lonely Planet as an editor, I jumped through the various hoops necessary to becoming accepted into the LP author pool. Then I went freelance and wrote Women of the Gobi for Pluto Press and didn’t get round to pitching for anything at LP and my name fell off the author list.

But now, finally, I’ve got my first authoring job, and I’m going to India. From September to November I’ll be shooting around Orissa and West Bengal, looking at hotel rooms I can’t afford and collecting bus timetables and other similarly unglamorous jobs, all the while being envied by other travellers who are basking on the beach or trekking through the hills, and almost certainly having a much better time than me.

Ah, who am I kidding. I’m pretty excited.

Tips and recommendations gratefully accepted, everyone!