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was born in London and grew up in
rural Yorkshire. He started work as a tour leader in the Middle
East in 1997 and was then posted to India and China. He has
contributed to numerous international guidebooks and magazines, and
now lives in sunny southern Taiwan with his wife, daughter, and
dog. When he's not writing, Simon leads adventure tours for Bamboo
Trails (www.bambootrails.com) and Grasshopper Adventures
(www.grasshopperadventures.com) in China, Taiwan, the Philippines,
Candice Lee has lived in Beijing for the past 5
years and has worked as a manager and cooking instructor at Black
Sesame Kitchen for 3 years with previous experience working with
HIV/AIDS, research, and event managing. She explores, eats, and
scrappily finds her way through as many new places as possible
(usually by bicycle).
Jen Lin-Liu is the author of Serve the
People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China (Harcourt, 2008)
and a forthcoming book about the food of the Silk Road (Riverhead
Press). She lives in Beijing and has written about food, culture,
and travel for a wide range of international publications.
Beth Reiber spent hours pouring over her
grandparents' latest National Geographic magazines. After
living four years in Germany as a university student and then as a
freelance travel writer selling to major U.S. newspapers like the
Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, followed
by a stint in Tokyo as editor of the Far East Traveler,
she authored several Frommer's guides, including Frommer's
Japan, Frommer's Tokyo and Frommer's Hong Kong.
Tini Tran has spent nearly two decades as a
reporter in the United States and overseas. She is a veteran
foreign correspondent who has traveled extensively throughout Asia
and parts of the Middle East on assignment, reporting from
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, among other countries. She has been
based in China since 2008, most recently working for the Associated
Press. She was chosen as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University from
2006-2007. Prior to that, she served as the Vietnam bureau chief
for The AP. Born in Saigon, she returned to her homeland in 1999 to
become the first Vietnamese-American allowed to join the foreign
Lee Wing-sze is a freelance writer, translator,
and avid traveler who hails from Hong Kong where she has been
witness to the economic and ideologic impact of China on the
East-meets-West city since the 1997 handover. Music and basketball
are her passion, but her dream is to step foot in every country on
the earth, all the while bumping into people of different colors
and collecting their compelling life stories.
Christopher D. Winnan''s love/hate relationship
with the continent currently known as China has lasted more than a
decade. Last year he bought a retirement house in Thailand, but
even that cannot seem to keep him away from China, and he is
currently residing in Dali, Yunnan Province.
Frommer's expert authors, longtime residents, and frequent travelers to China share their candid opinions on what's worth a visitor's time and what's not. "Frommer's China" takes readers from the Great Wall to the terracotta warriors of Xi'an; from hidden Buddhist caves along the Silk Road to mystical mountains in the East. Original.