Bradley has been writing guidebooks for around 15 years now. He started travelling while studying Chinese at Oxford, racing two classmates to Lhasa and winning a crate of Lhasa Beer for his endeavours.
His first guidebook was the Odyssey Guide to Uzbekistan, now in its seventh edition, and spent six months there in 1995. His first gigs with Lonely Planet were guides to Pakistan and the Karakorum Highway and progressed from there to write first editions of Southwest China and Shanghai. Over the years he has worked on guides to Mongolia, Jordan, Morocco, India and Indian Himalaya.
Bradley’s main beat is the Tibetan plateau and Himalaya and is the main author of Lonely Planet guides to Tibet, Nepal, Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya and Bhutan, as well as Central Asia.
An expat Brit, Bradley lives in Montana, which is one reason why he’s also written Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and Road Trips Pacific Northwest.
In 2009/10 Bradley followed overland the route of Marco Polo’s travels from Venice to Beijing, via Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and China for a five-part documentary shown on Arte and SWR German TV.
Bradley has also written for Rough Guides, has contributed chapters to Silk Road: Monks, Warriors & Merchants and is a co-author of Insight Guide’s Silk Road.
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- Full Name Bradley Mayhew
- Country United Kingdom
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- Website http://www.bradleymayhew.blogspot.com
- Languages Chinese, Russian
- Favourite Places Tibet, Central Asia
- Interests Trekking, World Music
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