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Author of Rough Guide Snapshot Myanmar (Burma), co-author of Rough Guides to the Philippines and Malaysia.

1,834 Following   3,268 Followers   3,701 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/15/07


@snowing_circle I've been meaning to ask whether you've heard Fetish Bones by @moormother. My favourite album this year.
11/25
2016
I don't think they meant to call Simon Callow an acclaimed sell-out. https://t.co/WEcPVfc4jl
11/24
2016
.@13fingerfx made us these jaw dropping Wickerfolk wedding cake toppers. The man is a legend in his own time. https://t.co/qDC58KMZH0
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11/22
2016
Fascist Oswald Mosley was born 120yrs ago today. Here's Bertrand Russell telling him to shove it - a letter I've th… https://t.co/cHn2aE2AAs
Retweeted by John Oates @craftbeercoE14 Do you have an opening date yet?
11/17
2016
@apiarystudios Do they serve food at Honey Moon bar?
11/15
2016
@PickleFactoryE2 What are the stage times for tonight?
11/10
2016
How to make prototypes for digital services if (like me) you have zero talent for sketching or writing code https://t.co/tk8NfHWtCk
Retweeted by John OatesOur designer hasn’t come in, so we’ve done the keg stickers in Comic Sans to teach him a lesson about commitment. https://t.co/FhUbfe9HV9
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11/4
2016
@thecraftbeerco Do you have an opening date for the Limehouse branch?
11/1
2016
Lovely to see @laurarecorder and @Marisamusic on the same bill again - flashbacks to @fanoefree 2015.
10/25
2016
@cafeoto Any chance of you getting @moormother back for those of us who weren't clued up enough last October? The new album is amazing.
10/11
2016
@thenotwist Listening to Neon Golden on my brand new turntable. Heard it countless times, still a firm favourite.
9/30
2016
@openhouselondon What happened to the maps this year?
9/16
2016
"Strategic" is usually meaningless except to tell you that the writer is trying to invest something with a seriousness it does not deserve.
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9/8
2016
If you don’t like personas in #UserResearch @ZhaoTingting and Lev Vygotsky’s Activity Theory might change your mind: https://t.co/9jknJnagf4
Retweeted by John OatesThis on vowel sound order is interesting. It's never drop-drip, it's always drip-drop. https://t.co/v1A9xL4xcJ
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9/6
2016
First time at @bacaro387, which opened a little after we moved away from Roman Rd. Great Italian dishes and super friendly. We'll be back.
9/3
2016
@HRChallenger Well I tried to talk to you on Slack but you disappeared!
9/2
2016
The two main stories on the front page of today's Inquirer. Talk about polar opposites. https://t.co/bSZ9K2Dk8N
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8/28
2016
Are you pleased, honey? https://t.co/oH5ZgnlBYz
Retweeted by John OatesAfter some reflection, I have decided that this is my favourite photo caption on Wikipedia. https://t.co/GC1yYA7JHc
Retweeted by John Oates @kitterati Thanks! Lots for me to learn about the UC service, but taking part in this week's design sprint is a pretty full-on introduction.
8/23
2016
When you realize that *all* faculty meetings follow the CIA's Sabotage Field Manual (1941) https://t.co/2QD2omdobs https://t.co/8ZxTx0xNe8
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8/20
2016
@seanwalsh Sorry I'll miss your leaving drinks. See you soon though!
8/18
2016
Thai and Pie, together at last in Stepney. https://t.co/xeFQXlEddU
8/15
2016
What do you think, @thomas_j_hughes? A couple of classics. https://t.co/lBo10FJi3W
8/9
2016
View from the terrace of @BuoyandOyster in Margate. Gin and tonic on its way. https://t.co/pFPIMlhdjd
8/6
2016
Yes, the @Daily_Star has printed this. They seem to have confused the calibre of a new gun with the length of it... https://t.co/76YXdpeJ52
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7/29
2016
A coded message? Great sign at @tate. https://t.co/Ev0uQ7ho93We’re on an away day! First stop: brunch at The Delaunay. https://t.co/BTfjQr1Iu6
Retweeted by John OatesStage 2 of the away day: mudlarking. https://t.co/2UCWRFtSf3
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7/26
2016
@Ryanair Any clue what's happening with 22:35 BLL>STN flight? Board just says 'delay', no revised departure time.
7/25
2016
@fanoefree Sad that the festival is (almost) over. Some great bands, Josephine Foster & Victor Herrero my highlight. See you this evening.
7/24
2016
Off for a walk around Fano with a birdwatcher & illustrator. Beautiful morning for it. #ffff7
7/23
2016
Brexit – Government watchdog chief says major projects could be cancelled https://t.co/Fk1ktRg4MK #ensw #diginomica
Retweeted by John OatesFIrst 4 courses of 6 in set lunch at Sonderho Kro, Fano, Denmark. Local lamb with cream & mustard the highlight. https://t.co/CQVH6AdbCQ
7/22
2016
Heading for @fanoefree festival earlier today. Will there be a new t-shirt this year? https://t.co/2wzjwuEhYcOn the ferry from Esbjerg to Fano, heading for @fanoefree Fano Free Folk Festival. https://t.co/3yE4RcJBtDStuck in Legoland traffic. That's when I know I'm really on my way to @fanoefree again.
7/21
2016
The #ffff7 festival programme is here! https://t.co/TVElJwekeY
Retweeted by John Oates @fanoefree The bird watching walk sounds brilliant, I'm looking forward to it (and the related music).
7/20
2016
Fingers crossed for better weather this year, @fanoefree. Will you be doing a walk again if it's dry?Excited about Fano Free Folk Festival @fanoefree this weekend. 3rd year in a row for me, it's been a highlight of the past 2 years. #ffff7
7/18
2016
I love where I work :) https://t.co/bqWQQonULU
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5/24
2016
Why Filipinos Are Voting for a New ‘Dictator’ https://t.co/HqTb3ozlaW
5/7
2016
16 weeks until @IndietracksFest, only 1 week until #theruleofsmallthings comes out. But you can preorder it now! https://t.co/82yM3R0Vbo
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4/9
2016
Google reaches into customers' homes and bricks their gadgets https://t.co/5xRit24UWm
4/6
2016
We’re hiring creative writers at GDS. Come and help us explain complicated things in simple ways https://t.co/PkrjFhlXOE
Retweeted by John OatesHot cakes. #100DaysWild already sold out on Amazon. If you want it quickly, buy from @BradtGuides w/ a 10% discount https://t.co/4JhAHqmLSg
Retweeted by John OatesDrag the Sheets is streamable here https://t.co/3sR6U07E88
Retweeted by John OatesDrag the Sheets is now available to buy https://t.co/F6HngVqiS3 Album track, almost album track, two (smog) covers.
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3/18
2016
This afternoon I saw Dead Prez (@M1deadprez & @STICRBG) buying hats in a vintage shop in Whitstable. They're playing a gig here, improbably.
3/12
2016
@Thecharleslamb What time do you stop serving lunch?
3/5
2016
They make a mighty fine chicken roast at @RosieBPub. And it turns out that I Am The Resurrection works well as a piano piece.Pleased to be an official new member of the British Guild of Travel Writers @TravWriters #travel #writing #happy #Sunday
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2/28
2016
*blinks* https://t.co/tFJZj3l10x and you can buy it at iTunes https://t.co/WcmoclJzZ7 and amazon https://t.co/aWoThVZ8TR
Retweeted by John OatesThe new @ohwintergreen EP is ace. Buy it! https://t.co/TgiRzvdXIK
2/27
2016
@LDN My own favourite local news headline: https://t.co/NMvATDqhP0
2/26
2016
@VictoriaParkBks What was the name of the pop-up in the shop just before Christmas? I'd like to drop them a line. Thanks!
2/15
2016
Anh Dao (Vietnamese restaurant on Kingsland Road) has been replaced by another branch of Mien Tay. Investigating whether it's still good.
2/14
2016
Southern California: piece for TTG Luxury https://t.co/8MBffTZnF8
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2/12
2016
At #bigbangdata with @KeithEmmerson. The dystopian future has arrived. https://t.co/jWqHu6s8bcJust discovered @SteepEdge - Netflix for people not welded to a sofa, basically. No surf movies, though
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2/11
2016
Scurvy. Rum overdoses. Cannibals. And the youth of today think they have it tough. @urbanepub @JamesSilvester1 @john_oates
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2/6
2016
#Travel PRs, want to get the inside track on #pitching to journalists? Sign up for my & @jopayton's course: https://t.co/KYjUscKwne
Retweeted by John OatesThis must look like the plot to a fantasy adventure movie to non-Irish people https://t.co/BmlQo8ei7U
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2/2
2016
Should you expect a delay to your UK train journey? Visualisation of the past 8 weeks of data. https://t.co/S2Fy2OxIHW
2/1
2016
.@theleaflibrary at @Daylight_Music https://t.co/PhUEmzDnXUWatching @theleaflibrary at @Daylight_Music. It's packed in here.
1/30
2016
No @itsjamesstewart, the foreign currency card/app I mentioned was @RevolutApp. It's ace. @edfenergy Don't worry, I got through in the end.
1/28
2016
@edfenergy You're hard to contact. Dumped out of phone queue twice, webchat person stopped replying to me. I only want to set up account!
1/27
2016
Retweet if you'd like to raise a toast of thanks to the ever impressive @HumeWhitehead. Brilliant Tenerife #BGTWagm https://t.co/tnJjDX1oJr
Retweeted by John OatesRoebuck is attracting some great reviews on Amazon! See more at https://t.co/632BuWBcM6
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1/26
2016
Amazing views paragliding over La Orotava #BGTWagm #Tenerife https://t.co/yfNCD6GRff
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1/24
2016
Bring on Roebuck! Freshly signed copy delivered straight to my door in Tenerife by author @Lukeandhiswords #BGTWagm https://t.co/6TiJLb0K1J
Retweeted by John Oates @adrianphillips1 On top of old smoky! Waiting for the #sunset #BGTWagm #volcan #Teide @visit_tenerife #clouds https://t.co/aDY4CQjaP6
Retweeted by John OatesWowzers. A whale swimming right by our boat in #Tenerife #BGTWagm https://t.co/UTDw0EUxEM
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1/23
2016

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