Travel: Operatic overture
Simon Calder’s career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent’s Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as “the Man Who Pays His Way” because he does not accept free travel facilities. He writes across the Independent titles, as well as for the Evening Standard.
Saturday 08 October 1994
Its list of forthcoming publications contains new destinations such as Goa, Romania and Singapore. But instead of a Rough Guide to Santo Domingo, try Placido Domingo. In 1996, Opera: the Rough Guide is due to appear, no doubt including a list of the best barbers in Seville.
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