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In 1956, Eric Newby quit his job in the British fashion industry to explore Nuristan, a remote region in the northeast of Afghanistan. Newby wrote about his journey in his now-classic book A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, originally published in 1958 to wide acclaim. Joining me to talk about Newby’s A Short Walk is Aaron Millar, an adventurer and travel writer who has written for publications like National Geographic Traveller. He is the host of the excellent Armchair Explorer podcast. This episode was prepared alongside a review of Eric Newby's A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. This episode is part of Classic Conversations, a series in which I speak with travel writers about their favorite travel books or travel books they've been meaning to read. Listen to the Episode More Episodes & Support I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Travel Writing World podcast! Please consider supporting the show with a few dollars a month, less than a cup of coffee, to help keep our show alive and advertisement-free. You can also support the show by leaving a positive review on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcasting app, subscribing to the show, and following us on Twitter & Instagram. Finally, join the Travel Writing World newsletter to receive your free copy of The Travel Writer’s Guidebook. You will also receive quarterly dispatches & reports with podcast interviews, travel writing resources, & book recommendations. Thanks for your support! Listen on YouTube Intro Music Peach by Daantai (Daantai’s Instagram) .ugb-8be3c00 .ugb-block-content{justify-content:center}.ugb-8be3c00 .ugb-button1{background-color:#0693e3;border-radius:4px !important}.ugb-8be3c00 .ugb-button1 .ugb-button--inner,.ugb-8be3c00 .ugb-button1 svg:not(.ugb-custom-icon){color:#ffffff !important}.ugb-8be3c00 .ugb-button1:before{border-radius:4px !important}.ugb-8be3c00 .ugb-inner-block{text-align:center}SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST

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