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

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Joined Twitter 4/15/07


@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
Retweeted by John OatesGala dinner for 90 in banana plantation - what a finale. Thanks to @HumeWhitehead #tenerife @TravWriters #BGTWagm https://t.co/vFlGpXmLTc
Retweeted by John OatesAustralian property piece for the Sunday Times https://t.co/6baHIQH9eC
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1/23
2016
The famous Baraquitos of Tenerife with fellow #coffee with booze specialist @john_oates #BGTWagm https://t.co/dXNkS8fAgq
Retweeted by John OatesCongrats to @alastairmck, the British Guild of Travel Writers' new Chairman! #BGTWagm
Retweeted by John OatesNot what I was expecting from #Tenerife! Incredible lunar landscape #BGTWagm https://t.co/XHGjhTIIMz
Retweeted by John OatesOtherworldly scenery in Teide National Park #tenerife #BGTWagm https://t.co/UlX8hlQuCq
Retweeted by John OatesAuditorium near Santa Cruz #Tenerife #bgtwagm @TravWriters https://t.co/Qotrco9alW
Retweeted by John OatesIncredible colours as the sun dropped behind the horizon, here's just a fraction of it #BGTWagm #Tenerife https://t.co/XFc8P4aynd
Retweeted by John Oates @Lukeandhiswords takes a photo of British Guild of Travel Writers members on Mt Teide, Tenerife. #bgtw https://t.co/gJyy66GTGN
1/22
2016
It's a glorious day here in Tenerife for the @TravWriters AGM. #BGTW. https://t.co/CbsG1n20pv
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1/21
2016
That @matthewteller is off to Antarctica on a proper mission. If he gets any phone signal at all, he'll be worth following.
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1/13
2016
<STANDING OVATION> https://t.co/MrwMZgHKZb
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1/10
2016
@oliviagreenway @julietrix1 @no_fixed_plans @roaming_scribe @john_oates great to catch up with everyone!
Retweeted by John OatesNice to see @julietrix1 @AmyGuttman1 @no_fixed_plans @roaming_scribe @john_oates travel writers tonight
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1/6
2016
Film by Elizabeth Cufley for No Cymbals from our album, The Rule of Small Things, out early 2016 https://t.co/LYb8EAXTtx
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1/5
2015
Here's how to get your hands on a copy of Luke Waterson's debut novel Roebuck @Lukeandhiswords https://t.co/LmZ5ckKgfS
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12/27
2015
Quirky stays in southwest England: piece for https://t.co/RvL3Y3DEFy https://t.co/7Mq94tRa5O
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12/26
2015
@radionoush Um. Actually @BoothsCountry is in Hesketh Bank, but only just. Not sure what I was thinking... Can't even blame the beer yet.Gorgeous pictures by @kikideere of the #Philippines: https://t.co/ZLDMBMNB18 @visitphilippine
Retweeted by John Oates @lortusfleur The only problem is that going to @BoothsCountry makes me wish they had branches in London.Trip to @BoothsCountry Tarleton for beer means that Christmas has begun. Great selection arranged by county/region. https://t.co/j1vCT2FZUO
12/24
2015
@Cafeoto If I buy membership as a gift, does it begin immediately or can the recipient choose when to start it?
12/21
2015
@Jackson_Boxer Great to see you last night, would be good to catch up some time when you're not so busy! Glad @BrunswickHse still thriving.
12/19
2015
#Free things to do in #Bratislava #Slovakia https://t.co/y70tje68Yh
Retweeted by John Oates @Jackson_Boxer @BrunswickHse No it's a group booking. Not sure whose name but probably Rita, maybe Sheryll. Hope to see you later!Going to dinner at @BrunswickHse for first time in ages. Used to love it there when I lived nearby, looking forward to seeing how it is now.
12/18
2015
Praise the fried chicken, egg and waffle! https://t.co/RdFwadzYEm @Lukeandhiswords On my way!I particularly liked the around the piano sing along at the Phoenix Art Club! https://t.co/TQilvabYhg
Retweeted by John OatesGreat to see @AmyGuttman1 @oliviagreenway @roaming_scribe @no_fixed_plans @julietrix1 @flightsofashion for travel writer Christmas meetup.
12/12
2015
The #GDSteam content team's year in numbers, by @sillypunk: https://t.co/NXdnHXSuai
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12/10
2015
@robinparker55 Let's try! Been meaning to send message to @lucebrett. Will DM you. @nilsfrahm I for one feel far from overwhelmed! Last year's mix really set the mood on Christmas Eve.
12/7
2015
@KeithEmmerson Thanks. I'd forgotten.
12/6
2015
@nilsfrahm Will you be doing another Christmas mix this year? Loved the previous ones.There's a stall selling cookery books for £1/2 each outside the Empress in Victoria Park Village. Currently laden with a dozen of them.
12/5
2015
It's my last day at DVSA tomorrow. I've picked out some of my 'best bits' https://t.co/04ACECxT7j
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12/4
2015
JUST 24HRS LEFT to discover the greatest secret mission in history!!! #newcomic #Kickstarter https://t.co/DytxE7mxQ9 https://t.co/B8bfc958f9
Retweeted by John Oates @Lukeandhiswords getting ready to greet his fans at the Roebuck launch https://t.co/psWJCluSem
Retweeted by John OatesLovely to see @roaming_scribe, @john_oates and @Lukeandhiswords at Luke's launch of new novel #Roebuck. Next time #Bgtw AGM, #Tenerife!
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12/2
2015
At @CuttySarkPub for the launch of Roebuck, first novel by @Lukeandhiswords. Looking forward to hearing his reading from it.
12/1
2015
Fantastic @NickCohen4 piece on Labour's weird tax dodge that created a tranche of spectacularly dire British films https://t.co/JR99q3MxI4
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11/26
2015
a few last minute cancellations means there are a few spots left for tonight. £60 menu, five courses,… https://t.co/OCLFvqbKdR
Retweeted by John OatesNot quite sure what I thought of Annette Peacock. Great voice, good piano. 90s jazzy-d&b backing track less phenomenal.
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11/23
2015
Just saw Keiji Haino make amazing sounds with gongs, glockenspiels and tambourines. He danced too. Highlight of @LEGUESSWHO so far.Two days into my trip to Utrecht and I haven't been hit by a bike yet. #temptingfate
11/21
2015
Just had rijsttafel at Blawe in Utrecht. Total of 21 little Indonesian dishes (plus rice) between 2 of us. Quite full.They make a very good cappuccino, and sell bikes, at Blackbird Coffee in Utrecht. https://t.co/43UiYGmlbl https://t.co/9X3sBP4qJb
11/20
2015
Arrived at @HotelKarelV in Utrecht. Batik-inspired art, comfy-looking bed and TV well placed for lounging around. https://t.co/G42aGAEygiThere's a 'no balloons' rule in Schipol train station.Flying from @LondonCityAir is such a civilised experience.
11/19
2015
Think Burma Is a Democracy Now? Think Again. https://t.co/X0AdTWdvxw via @theworldpost
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11/11
2015
#MyanmarElection Live: while results trickle in, 10 key voter demo's to keep an eye on | https://t.co/PTdDC6FiC2 https://t.co/UlU6ltitH7
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11/8
2015

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