When Paul Theroux set out for the Peace Corps in Central Africa in 1963, it marked the beginning of nearly five decades of reading, writing and observing what he witnessed on the road. Here, we talk with Theroux about the changes in the traveling world, why books and walkabouts go hand-in-hand, and his anthology The Tao of Travel.
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