Bradley has been writing guidebooks for 20 years now. He started travelling while studying Chinese at Oxford University, and has since focused his expertise on China, Tibet, the Himalaya and Central Asia. He is the co-author of Lonely Planet guides to Tibet, Nepal, Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, Bhutan, Central Asia and many others. Bradley has also fronted two TV series for Arte and SWR, one retracing the route of Marco Polo via Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and China, and the other trekking Europe's ten most scenic long-distance trails.
Bradley's first guidebook was the Odyssey Guide to Uzbekistan, now in its eighth edition, and spent six months there in 1995. His first gigs with Lonely Planet were guides to Pakistan and the Karakorum Highway and progressed from there to write first editions of Southwest China and Shanghai. Over the years he has worked on guides to Mongolia, Jordan, Morocco, India and Indian Himalaya. Bradley has also written for Rough Guides, has contributed chapters to Silk Road: Monks, Warriors & Merchants and is a co-author of Insight Guide's Silk Road.
Tibet, Central Asia