Interview with Joe Cummings, Mr. Guidebook

Transitions Abroad has published an interview I conducted with Joe Cummings, in which he discusses guidebook writing, rock guitar, and jackalans. A quote:

“…guidebook editors today tend to demand a different type of approach. They still want the facts but they want them sugar-coated. It used to be we authors tried to get under the skin of the country, but most editors these days seem to want us to take a more ethnocentric view, one that imposes Western values on non-Western societies.”

While you’re on the TA website, check out my latest update of Nicaraguan Spanish schools.

More from Joshua Berman
Powerful photo essays on success of rotavirus vaccine in Nicaragua
Check out these two photo essays by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Brent Stirton:...
Read More