About the Author
Travel has always been a big part of my life. Some of my earliest memories involve the cabin of a Boeing 747 en route to Canada, where I spent every summer poring over my grandmother’s extensive National Geographic collection. Struck by the stunning images and stories of far-flung places, I resolved to leave my native Hong Kong at the age of 18 to begin a new life in Europe.
After pursuing an architecture degree in the UK, I spent nine months in the beautiful Spanish city of Salamanca, living out the movie L’Auberge Espagnole and travelling through Iberia with every possible opportunity. Although I have since moved back to Hong Kong, the wanderlust burns brighter still. My passion for travel and storytelling soon drew me into the publishing sector, where I spent three years learning the ropes at an adventure travel magazine called Action Asia.
In the summer of 2015, I left Action Asia to embark on a six-month dream trip retracing the maritime Spice Route. With my close friend and fellow travel blogger Bama, I travelled from Indonesia to India, looking for the legacy of the spice trade in local recipes, cultural habits, architecture, language and religion. Eventually I hope to turn our experiences on that ‘Spice Odyssey’ into a book.
My name is James and these are the chronicles of my recent travels. Thanks for dropping by and feel free to leave a comment if you wish!