Stephen Lioy is a photographer, writer, hiker, and travel blogger based in Central Asia. A “once in a lifetime” Eurotrip and post-university move to China set the stage for what would eventually become a semi-nomadic lifestyle based on sharing his experiences with would-be travellers and helping provide that initial push out of comfort zones and into all that the planet has to offer. Follow Stephen's travels at www.monkboughtlunch.com or see his photography at www.stephenlioy.com.
When Stephen isn't at home in Kyrgyzstan, which is more often than not, he can usually be found leading very large tour groups of very small children through all the favorite capital cities of the world or, in between work periods, out in the mountains sleeping in a tent and eating the sort of things your stomach warns you about. See his websites about Hiking in Asia and the Wakhan Corridor for more. Alternatively, follow Stephen's travels on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, or Google+ for regular photos and occasional witticisms. One promise though: no more of this third-person nonsense.
Still reading? Have a look through some of the titles Stephen has prepared for Lonely Planet:
Tips from Kyrgyzstan and the rest of Central Asia.
Hong Kong. Istanbul. The mountains of Central Asia. There are others, I suppose, but none match up.