John Oates: Freelance travel writer and photographer
Latest newsThe brand-new Rough Guide to Myanmar (Burma), which I researched and wrote, will be available as an ebook from July 2013. I’ll add a download link here once one is available.
As well as articles, I also research and write guidebooks and online guides. Most recently I updated two chapters of the Rough Guide to the Philippines and three chapters of the Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Previously I contributed to both editions of the Footprint guide to European City Breaks and the Latvia section, plus cross-Baltic material, for the Eyewitness Guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Dorling Kindersley).
Travel Photographer of the Year competition in 2009, for a portfolio of images taken during Easter Week in the Philippines.
I also sell stock images both directly and through Alamy and Photographers Direct.