Articles by NileGuide Staff

George Nunes

George Nunes February 22, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
George Nunes first visited the Yucatán Peninsula in 1997. His passion for Mayan archeology has taken him to over 50 sites in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, including the most famous: Chichén Itzá, Calakmul, Palenque, Tikal, Caracol, and Copán. In the process of discovering ancient Mexico,...

Scott Roane

Scott Roane February 8, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Scott has lived in Amsterdam for the last eight years, where he works for the Netherland’s market leader in magazine publishing. As the editor on a number of publications (including the house magazine for global brewer Heineken), a contributor to KLM’s in-flight magazine Holland Herald,...

Duncan Forgan

Duncan Forgan February 8, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
As a result of innumerable damp summers and frigid winters in his native Scotland, Duncan has spent much of his adult life trying to edge as close to the equator as possible. He can often be found drumming his fingers loudly against bus windows in faraway lands with his MP3 player strapped on. He started...

Paul Bernhardt

Paul Bernhardt February 8, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
15 years spent ensconced in Portugal’s thriving capital has not diminished Paul’s passion for his adopted city. As a professional journalist, Paul is ideally placed to impart the very latest the city has to offer – from new hotels and restaurants to nightclubs and museums – and has a nose for...

Jade Eckardt

Jade Eckardt February 4, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
A reporter and travel writer living on the North Shore on Oahu, Jade was raised on the Big Island from the age of seven, having moved there from New York City. She grew up exploring all of the unique activities the island has to offer, her favorite being snowboarding on a volcano and surfing in warm...

Diana Bocco

Diana Bocco February 3, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Diana has lived and worked all over the world, including New York City, Siberia, Vietnam, Argentina, and Kenya. Her work as a freelance writer has taken her on assignment to the dusty streets of Phnom Penh, the manicured gardens of Tokyo, and the cobbled alleyways of Prague. With Hua Hin in Thailand...

Nikolas Tjhin

Nikolas Tjhin February 3, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Nikolas is a graphic designer and freelance writer born and bred in Jakarta, Indonesia. The past few years have seen him relocate from the US to Singapore and then back to Jakarta. Now, he spends his time evenly between Jakarta and Bali, working as Creative and Editorial Consultant for a travel publication...

Lydia Schrandt

Lydia Schrandt February 3, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Philosophy, Lydia bid farewell to the United States to relocate to Asia. Since her first visit to Taipei in 2009, Lydia has developed a love for the Taiwanese people and culture. She enjoys exploring the Shilin night market, taking in the...

Sharmila Rajah

Sharmila Rajah February 3, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Having lived in Kuala Lumpur all her life, Sharmila — a freelance writer, lecturer, and blogger — knows KL intimately. She has been devoutly exploring the city’s best food spots for years, and she can easily point you to the best beef noodles in town. Sharmila is thrilled about where KL...

Christine Balaz

Christine Balaz February 1, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Christine Balaz was not quite 19 years old when she first lived abroad in London, and then in Berlin to study German. Since graduating from Dartmouth college in 2004, she has either been living in Salt Lake City or on the road as a traveler and rock climber in the US and roughly 20 other countries. Christine...