Call for Submissions: Best Asian Travel Writing 2019

Call for Submissions: Best Asian Travel Writing 2019

Singapore-based Kitaab Press is putting out an anthology titled The Best Asian Travel Writing in 2019, and guess who the editor is? Me. If you’re from, or based in, Asia then send me your best travel essays. You can check out the call for submissions on the Kitaab website, or read the info below. The Best Asian Travel Writing series is the first of its kind, showcasing Asia’s finest travel writing. This second edition of TBATW is due for publishing in 2019. We are looking for submissions from travel writers. The edition will choose the best twenty or so pieces from the submissions. By ‘Asian travel writers’, we mean all travel writers who belong to the continent of Asia, including the Middle East (West Asia). We aim to amplify the voices of Asian writers in the field of travel writing and while priority will be given to authors who come from Asian countries, non-Asian authors who have resided in and written extensively about an Asian country will also be considered. TBATW will include a wide variety of work that will capture the wonder, humour, fear and joy that greets us all every time when we travel. Importantly, it will also capture the frisson of excitement and uncertainty in the air when we embark on a journey to a new place, or even to a familiar one. TBATW aims to corral stories on nature/conservation, cultural history, sociological and anthropological manifestations, the outdoors and adventure, gastronomy, and any other compelling idea you think that would…

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Inside Himalayas Print Magazine 2017

Inside Himalayas Print Magazine 2017

I’m a writer and editor with many projects on the go at a time. One that I’m especially proud of (and attached to!) from 2017 is the publication of the annual Inside Himalayas magazine. I edit the blog, as well as the print magazine, and also do a lot of writing for it. It is one of my most enjoyable jobs, and has seen me travel all around Nepal as well as to Tibet in the last couple of years, so truly is a travel writer’s dream job. The print edition came out a few months ago, but it’s just been shared online. Meaning, those of you who aren’t in Kathmandu and aren’t able to pick up a print copy can access it for free online now. As well as edit this edition, I wrote about 50% of the articles inside. These are on travel in Nepal, India, and Tibet. My titles are: Everest from the Seat of a Helicopter Clouds of Wildflowers and Rain: Monsoon Trekking in Himachal Pradesh Getting Local in Nepal’s Community Homestays Luring the Rains: Patan’s Rato Machchhindranath Festival Major Festivals of Nepal 2017-18 Lower Mustang: A Land of Lamas and Buddhism A Tibet Diary There are also some great articles on Bhutan, Ladakh and other parts of Nepal from other authors (including my good friend, and one of my favourite writers, Ross Adkin). I hope you’ll take a look! It’s available here.

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Street Art in San Jose, Costa Rica's Dreary Capital

Street Art in San Jose, Costa Rica’s Dreary Capital

Costa Rica is a pretty little place, but the capital, San Jose? Not so much. On first impressions, anyway. If you dig a little, you’ll find a riot of colour in the form of vibrant street art. I wrote about it for love2fly, the Iberia Airlines blog. Below are a couple of teaser pics (because I have so many); read the full article here.

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Honeymoon in Nepal

Honeymoon in Nepal

While tropical beaches and elegant cities might be more what comes to mind on hearing the word ‘honeymoon’, Nepal shouldn’t be overlooked! If you’re looking for romance you can’t do much better than snuggling together in a tent, watching the sun rise and set over the Himalayas, and staying in some seriously beautiful luxury and boutique accommodation. Read my latest article on Kimkim, Planning Your Honeymoon in Nepal, for my tips, including treks, where to stay, and what to do in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Best Overnight Escapes Around the Kathmandu Valley

Best Overnight Escapes Around the Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu can be a hectic place, but fortunately you don’t need to go far from the center of the city to enjoy some fresh air, peace and quiet, beautiful views, and chilled-out ambience. These places — which are either on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley or just outside of it — are the perfect antidote to Nepal’s capital city. Read my article on Kimkim to find out more about the following beautiful properties, or click through to other blog posts that I’ve written about them: Shivapuri Heights Cottages Gokarna Forest Resort Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel Namo Buddha Resort Neydo Hotel, Pharping Himalayan Height Resort, Hattiban Herb Nepal

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