Bradley Mayhew

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About me

Occupation Travel Writer
Location Montana, United States
Introduction I'm a British travel writer, specialising in Central Asia, China and the Himalaya. I write mostly for Lonely Planet but also write the Odyssey Guide to Uzbekistan and have written chapters to several guidebooks to the Silk Road. Tibet and the Himalayas are my other great love. So far I've managed to spend several months travelling and trekking in Ladakh, Spiti, Dolpo, Sikkim and spent ten weeks traveling the length of Bhutan. Since 1990 I've visited most of the Tibetan plateau, authoring six editions of LP's Tibet guide and exploring the Tibetan areas of Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan. In 2010 a five-part Arte/SWR TV documentary followed me as I retraced the route of Marco Polo's travel from Venice to Xanadu. Contact me at or
Favorite Movies 25th Hour, Memento, Deer Hunter, Fargo, The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, Adaptation, Local Hero, Elegy, A Single Man, The Big Lebowski, Brassed Off, Red Riding Trilogy
Favorite Music Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Arctic Monkeys, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Explosions in the Sky, Kate Rusby, Mumford and Sons, The National, Noah and the Whale, Sigur Ros, Tom Waits