William Sutcliffe’s cynical take on people who go travelling, ‘Are You Experienced?’ is still inspiring travellers all over the world. He instantly regretted a solo trip to Pakistan to Beijing, was horrified by the realities on the West Bank, ate nothing but marmalade sandwiches when travelling to the remote salt flats in Bolivia and yes a lot stories in Are You Experienced are autobiographical. And yes I do dare to ask him about that pretty graphic description of being ‘unwell’ in India.
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