Travelfish correspondent Mark Thompson

Originally from the northeast of England, Mark studied classical music and worked for five years in London as agent and manager to a bunch of temperamental orchestral conductors.

In 2008 he swapped the London music scene for a much more peaceful existence in Galle on the south coast of Sri Lanka, where he was finally able to indulge his inner grammar geek and divide his time between EFL teaching and writing.

After authoring a book on the history of Galle Fort, he continued his inadvertent tour of UNESCO world heritage cities and moved to George Town, Penang in 2011. Mark’s efforts to research and write his next book on the history of Penang have been hampered by too much time spent discovering George Town’s burgeoning arts scene and fabled food culture.
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