Based between London and East Asia, I specialise in Japan-based travel writing and travel guides. I also write about translated literature, film, food, and culture. Welcome to my portfolio which includes some of my photography and writing work. I also manage an award-winning travel and literature blog Books and Bao, we currently receive 60,000 viewers per month and are growing fast.

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This Town Full of Witches Is the British Equivalent of Salem, Massachusetts

In this sleepy fishing village in Northern Cornwall, you can step into the fascinating world of witchcraft and the occult. With its dramatic coastline and quaint-yet-rugged village of whitewashed cottages and thatched roofs, this looks like an ordinary coastal town in the South West of England. That is until you notice the excess of witchcraft and pagan-related shops and signs promoting tarot readings. Welcome to Boscastle, a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” that’s home to one of
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