Freeborn2Thomas Bird (小飞is an itinerant writer concerned with travel, culture & ecology in East Asia. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chinese Studies from SOAS, University of London and a Cycling Proficiency Certificate from the Ministry of Transport.

Thomas prints his musings in the Guardian, South China Morning Post, DestinAsian Magazine, CNNTravel, The Wire, LA Review of Books, Geographical Magazine and several other sympathetic publications. He has also contributed to a variety of guidebooks including The Rough Guide to China.   

Currently approaching middle-age with the enthusiasm of a British train, Thomas finds himself in the unenviable position of a Mandarin-speaking rock musician who abides chiefly by immoderate rum consumption and the teachings of Zhuangzi.

You can listen to Thomas’ music here.