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Figured it out on a beach in Thailand...


Samantha is an Australian journalist based in Bali, Indonesia. She backpacked around Southeast Asia in 1997 and loved it so much she settled in Thailand. She has worked stints at an embassy, newspaper and an international news agency, longing for more backpacking holidays like the old days. Her top beach read is How Proust Can Change Your Life, she always forgets to pack flashlights and soap when travelling, and she wishes she didn't get ill reading in moving cars because she could use that time to do cryptic crosswords.


Stuart previously lived in Thailand and Cambodia for around eight years between them, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. Before all those non-travel jobs he authored two travel guides, one to Vietnam and one to Thailand. He still spends a lot of time travelling and can sleep anywhere, anytime - even on the road to Bokor. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton. He lives in Bali, Indonesia.

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