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Who I Am

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Michael Taylor in front of Mount Agung on the terrace of Bali Asli Restaurant and Cooking School in East Bali.

Hi! My name is Michael Taylor, and I'm a self-described Accidental Travel Writer. I like to travel, and I'm a die-hard fan of the Oakland Raiders.

What I'm Reading

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On the terrace of my friend's home in Bangkok, Thailand.

While I was at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, I attended "Buy Me the Sky," which featured UK based, China born writer Xinran, who is best known for the acclaimed novel, "The Good Women of China", which I haven't read yet.

It was already sold out when I visited one of the festival sites selling books as was her latest novel, "Buy Me the Sky", which was featured at the presentation I attended. It was chaired by UK based arts consultant and events moderator StevenGale.

So I settled for "MissChopsticks", which I started reading on my way back to Hong Kong. It was published in 2008, so I'm sure it's no longer on the The New York Top 10 List!

I'm reading the book now. I'll write a review of it after I've finished reading it.

Book Reviews
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Having breakfast at the W Resort and Spa in Seminyak Bali.

"Stormy With a Chance of Fried Rice" was launched at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, which took place 28 October - 1 November 2015.

Click here for my review of the book: Stormy with a Chance of Fried Rice.

Coming Events

A highly opinionated list of exciting upcoming events to challenge your mind and your body follows. Click on the pix for complete details.

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Hong Kong Arts Festival - Hong Kong, 19 February - 20 March 2016
Raiders Fundraising Cruise for a Cause - 18 - 21 March 2016
TBEX'16 Asia - Manila, Philippines - 13 - 16 October 2016
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Ubud, Bali, autumn 2016, dates to be announced.
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