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Hidden India: Odisha’s secrets revealed on CNN

The eastern India state of Odisha, stretching for more than 300 miles along the Bay of Bengal, bristles with architectural and cultural gems. Tropical, remote and home to some of the subcontinent’s most striking temples, much of the state was off-limits to foreign travel for some years because of Maoist unrest but reopened in 2016. […]

Road Trip Sri Lanka

I have been traveling in Sri Lanka recently. it was a blast and my first time on the island. Mellow people, so long as you don’t dig into the war (and I was not there for that), luscious green hills, great food, wonderful festivals and no stress. I did a bunch of hotel reviews for […]

I Love My India

Tom Vater, Author & Traveller

Tom Vater has a dream job: as a travel and guidebook writer, he constantly explores Asian roads to get the details right and inspire others to start their own adventures. Writer Marco Ferrarese, author of seminal punk rock novel Nazi Goreng, recently interviewed me about my early travel exploits in Asia. Read the full story […]

A Life Lived On The Road

A slightly worn version of myself nicely captured by the inimitable Viraj Singh at Ta Prohm, Cambodia a couple of weeks ago. Been on the road for so long, 20 + years, that travel has become a permanent state of mind, all experiences are thankfully transient and most reflections turn into stories that continue to […]

Thailand’s Unspoilt Islands in The Daily Telegraph

Thailand’s unspoilt islands: Paradise mapped Looking for the perfect beach in Thailand? Tom Vater, our local expert, reveals his favourite island secrets… Read the full text here. Or check out this wonderful photo series presenting Thailand’s most sumptuous and low key hideaways.  

Burmese Light – The Book Trailer

Check out the book trailer for Burmese Light, my new non fiction book with photographer Hans Kemp, published by Visionary World this month. Reviews: “Whether you are planning a visit or have recently traveled to Myanmar, Hans Kemp’s magnificent photographs combined with Tom Vater’s illuminating text create an unforgettable portrait of a truly remarkable country […]

Burmese Light in Shops around the World very soon!!!!

“Los mochileros son consumistas” entrevista a Tom Vater

I’ve been interviewed by Editorial Xplora to promote Kathmandu, camino al infierno, the Spanish edition of my first novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu which has just been republished in paperback with Crime WavePress. Here’s the lowdown: Tom Vater, escritor y periodista experto en el Sur y Sureste Asiático, lleva viajando y viviendo durante más […]

Roadtrip Northern Thailand 2012

Currently on the road  updating the 16th edition of Reise Know How Thailand. 14 days around the north, Chiang Mai, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, Chiang Dao, Fang, Thaton, Mae Salong, Mae Sai, Chaing Saen, Chiang Kong, Nan, Phrae, Lampang, Chiang Rai and a few places that escape me now. Eating miles every day….

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