Dreaming since he could walk of going to the most obscure places on earth, Tom has always had a taste for the unknown. This has led to a writing career that has taken him all over the world, including North Korea, the Arctic, Congo and Siberia. Despite a brief spell living in the English countryside, Tom has always called London, Paris and Berlin home. He currently lives in Berlin and can be found online at www.tommasters.net.
After graduating with a degree in Russian literature from the University of London, Tom went to work in Russia as a journalist at The St Petersburg Times. This first writing job took him on to work at the BBC World Service in London, and as a freelance contributor to newspapers and magazines around the world, as well as working in documentary production for UK and US television companies.
Tom indulges his love of communist architecture by living on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin's Friedrichshain, but still returns regularly to the former Soviet Union for work. His most recent projects include guides to China, Central America and Venezuela.
Berlin; Faroe Islands; Iceland; Caucasus Mountains, Georgia; Havana, Cuba; Albania; St Petersburg; Paris.