22 March 2013

What you know when traveling

"In Beijing, the joke among hacks is that, after the drive in from the airport, you are ready to write a column; after a month, you feel the stirrings of an idea-book; but after a year, you struggle to write anything at all, because you’ve finally discovered just how much you don’t know."

From "On Slow Journalism" by Evan Osnos in the New Yorker