Frommer's Shanghai Day by Day, 1st and 2nd Editions
China's fastest moving city has barely stopped transforming itself since it belatedly gatecrashed the Reform and Opening Up party in 1992. This process moved into top gear ahead of the World Expo. In 2011 I undertook a thorough update of my own 1st edition guide. Buy here.


Frommer's Hong Kong Day by Day, 2nd Edition
I comprehensively reworked the 1st edition of Hong Kong Day by Day in early 2010. The title features an additional 'Hip Hong Kong' specialist tour, as well as new hiking suggestions and a raft of wining and dining destinations. Buy here.

AA China Keyguide
The AA's Keyguide presents a comprehensive, doorstop overview of the world's major travel destinations. I undertook the update of the 2nd edition of the China Keyguide, published in 2009. Buy here.

AA Spiral China
Described as a "superlative combination of cultural history and practical information," by Publishers' Weekly, Spiral China offers up a survey of China's top tourist experiences. It was published in the UK, in Feburary 2008 and has been syndicated to the US and parts of Europe. Read Extracts (© Automobile Association Developments Limited 2008)

Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
China Daily's Hot Pot
The China Daily, China's only national English language newspaper, used to run a thrice-weekly column where guest writers shared miscellaneous observations on life in the world's most populous (and occasionally infuriating) nation. For your delectation, three rants. Read More
Advertising in Dalian, Liaoning province

Soul Rythyms
On the 13th morning after Tibetan New Year, Xiahe is a town transformed. Horns echo around the valley, Tibetan karaoke booms from street-side speakers and the path to the spectacular lamasery becomes a catwalk, filled with a dazzling array of costumes. This longform travel feature puts the Great Prayer Festival of Monlam centre stage. First published in Asia and Away magazine. Read More

Labrang Monastery, Xiahe, Gansu province
Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Billed as a 'cocoon of luxury' in the heart of heaving Hong Kong, the Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel dazzles both in its splendour and stylishness. This hotel review, first published in Asia and Away magazine, takes the reader through the litany of pleasure. Read More

The MO Bar, Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Image © Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group