I write with the belief that clarity is cardinal, pleasure is a perfectly proportioned paragraph, and the little details are usually where the big picture hides.
— Tom O'Malley

Tom O’Malley is a writer and content creator living in Beijing. He has over a decade of experience publishing magazines, books, and bespoke creative projects for global clients.

Tom specialises in travel, food, lifestyle journalism and China / East Asia. He writes books for Lonely Planet, and has recently researched and written Mongolia (8th edition) and Trans-Siberian Railway (6th edition) guides.

He also writes for a number of five star hotel clients, including Shangri-La Hotels and Rosewood Hotels.

Leaving London for China in 2008, Tom swapped a Financial Crisis for nine percent GDP growth, beans on toast for zhajiang mian, and Typhoo tea bags for tieguanyin.

In his free time, you'll find him wandering the wild watchtowers high up in Beijing’s northern mountains.

All photos the work and © of Tom O'Malley (apart from this one, which is by Liz Phung).