The Team

Nikolas Tjhin. A graphic and web designer in its previous incarnation, Nik’s journeyman career has seen him do work for various creative studios in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Singapore and Jakarta. Now, he’s settled down for the time being and focusing his efforts as the editor of an Asia travel zine, Unearthing Asia.

Michelle Lee. There is an idea behind every writing, and magic in bringing words to life. For Michelle, words create worlds beyond ours. A writer based in Singapore, Michelle seeks to inspire thoughts, ignite emotions, and explore the unfound as much as boundaries can be ventured into. Her inspirations spiral from overseas escapades filled with wild diversities of culture and traditions. “Abandoning responsibilities, work and the hustles of life to a place where everything is fresh, new and alienated. That, is sheer fascination.”


About the Author. Carrie Kellenberger. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Carrie has kept a home base with her husband in Asia since 2003. A nomad at heart, Carrie’s deep love for travel, photography and culture has led her on frequent travels over the past eight years. She has traveled throughout Asia, finding work as a writer, editor, educator photographer, and even night club singer.

Trangh Nguyen. Come to Vietnam, enjoy a cup of bia hoi in the street restaurant, ride moto, cruise in the labirynth of Mekong Delta and Halong Bay. Come with us and share the delight of one of the most beautiful country in Asia. We welcome you with our heart, hospitality and excellent cuisine.

Sal S-S. A writer by profession, a free spirit by nature – Sal believes that his life’s one purpose is to see it all, learn it all and do it all. Currently based as a freelance copywriter in Singapore, it is for life’s many unknowns and uncertainties that he sets his sights beyond borders and into new discoveries. Living and working for the journey itself and nothing less, it is with pen in hand and passion at heart that he contributes to Unearthing Asia.

Andy Hayes. Andy Hayes is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. When not crossing the world to have his next Asian travel adventures, he is hitting the walking trails near home. To get in touch or see Andy’s other travelogues, visit his website, Sharing Experiences.

About the Author. Natalie Revie. Natalie Revie is a freelance writer, restaurateur and jungle momma. She lives on Koh Phangan Island in southern Thailand where she indulges her joint passions for food, culture, travel, and writing, daily. She believes in letting spirituality emerge through the common, the everyday: this is what makes for truly beautiful writing.

About the Author. Megan Eaves.Megan Eaves is a freelance travel writer and China junkie. She’s an English teacher in a small town in Zhejiang Province where her days are filled correcting grammatical mistakes, killing nuclear wasps and getting stared at by the locals. Megan has traveled everywhere from the Great Wall to the Gobi Desert and isn’t afraid to write about it. She’s also the author of a groovy book called “This is China: A Guidebook for Teachers, Backpackers and Other Lunatics”. She, of course, has a website:


10 Comments on "The Team"

  1. Odette on Thu, 14th Jan 2010 2:45 am 


    I really like your site. I am trying to plan a challenging, tranquil, tourist-free trek through the Gobi desert. Does anyone have any advice. When we (my partner and I) contact guide operators they seem to insist on us following a very pre-fab route.

    Thanks for any insight.


  2. Barbara Weibel on Mon, 14th Jun 2010 4:33 am 

    I’ll be traveling Asia for 4-5 months beginning September 1, 2010. Do you need any new writers?

  3. Danial on Thu, 17th Jun 2010 3:38 pm 

    I’m a Travel Photographer and a Travel Writer based in Pakistan and travel extensively all across Pakistan.
    Do you need writeups and photographs from that part of the world?

  4. Ricky on Thu, 24th Jun 2010 3:37 am 

    Hi everyone, am a photographer that works really hard to get the picture i wanted. I hope to travel intensively in Asia especially China. Culture embracement, meeting up with different people, new insights at every new location visit. Hope you guys can look at my website. Cheers!

  5. Abhinav Sharma on Sun, 19th Sep 2010 6:24 pm 

    Hi..I am a freelance travel writer/photographer based in India. I would like to be part of your site by providing my contributions to your publication.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  6. SPAngtuaco on Fri, 8th Oct 2010 2:31 pm 

    I just want to know if travel to the Philippines is also included in your magazine. If so, would you be interested in some of the hubs (articles) I have written about the Philippines? Please check my HubPages site for samples of my work.
    Thank you!

  7. Arkamitra Roy on Sat, 21st May 2011 1:13 pm 

    I wanted to know if you accept unsolicited photographs and writings for your magazine. Thank you.

  8. Colin Roohan Photography on Tue, 12th Jun 2012 3:36 pm 

    Hello Unearthing Asia Team,

    I am a writer and photographer based out of the United States and I am interested in submitting some material to Unearthing Asia. My portfolios can be found on my website.

    I have material from: S. Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, India and Cambodia. I will be making a trip to India in a couple of months as well and would love to pitch some project ideas to the appropriate editor.

    Thank you so much for your time,


  9. Alvin Tham Yee Weng on Mon, 23rd Jul 2012 9:18 am 

    I’ve travelled to Sri Lanka to see the works and creation of late Mr. Geoffrey Bawa, the most renowned architect in Sri Lanka and was among the most influential Asian architects of his generation. Let me know if you need the materials.

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