Mark Bibby Jackson

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.
Bali Travel Revisited Twenty Years On

Bali Travel Revisited Twenty Years On

The Bali travel and tourism industry has developed a pace in the twenty years since a youthful Mark Bibby Jackson visited the remote village of Ubud, but have they changed…

Locked up in Laos

Locked up in Laos

A former prison, the Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang, exudes a sense of calm in keeping with the ancient Laos capital. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. If all prisons…

The Great Burmese Gold Rush

The Great Burmese Gold Rush

The recent surge in tourism numbers to the once forbidden Myanmar has opened up rich possibilities for both hotel companies and independent tourists alike, but is this really the great…

Slow Tourism in Cambodia’s Wild Side

Slow Tourism in Cambodia’s Wild Side

Dolphins, ibises, butterflies and elephants: Mark Bibby Jackson discovers that slow tourism is mandatory when communing with nature in Cambodia’s wild side. Wild Side: Dolphin Watching The Irrawaddy Dolphin is one…

New Horizons: Swimming with Elephants

New Horizons: Swimming with Elephants

Set at the meeting point of Laos and Myanmar, Thailand’s “Golden Triangle” is set to become the country’s next tourism hotspot. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. My trip starts mundanely…

Anantara: Taking Thai Hospitality to the World

Anantara: Taking Thai Hospitality to the World

Since its inception in 2001, the Anantara Hotel Group has become a major player in the region’s hotel industry. Horizon Thailand unveils the secret of its success. Sitting in her…

Waterways Travel in Northern Laos

Waterways Travel in Northern Laos

In search of well-deserved respite, publisher Mark Bibby Jackson tries some waterways travel in Laos and gets caught up in New Year chaos along the way.   The boy with the pump-action…

Water Water Everywhere

Water Water Everywhere

My ball soars, as if guided by angels, straight towards the inviting green ahead. A 520-yard par five, the eighteenth is the longest hole on the Pun Hlaing Golf Club…