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Erin Craig is a writer and chronic foreigner. She’s usually found in Asia – scuba diving in Thailand, riding the rails across Vietnam, and studying throat singing in Mongolia. Her latest adventure involves a ticket to South Korea, where she hopes to solve the mystery behind the nation’s bizarrely sublime fried chicken (a project currently deep in the research stage).

Erin has written for such international publications as National Geographic Traveler, the BBC, Qantas Spirit of Australia, and Ms. Magazine. Her article on Genghis Khan’s missing tomb was highlighted as one of BBC Travel’s ‘Best of 2017.’

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Selected clips:

Atlas Obscura
The Bloody Past of Korea’s ‘Honeymoon Island’


The country trying to make all its people happier 

In South Korea, age is measured in bowls of soup

Mongolia’s obsession with pine nuts

Mongolian teenage girl grapples for a future in sumo

Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found

The trees keeping Vietnam afloat 

A city with too much history to handle

An uncharted underground world

The end of the famous Bamboo Train? 

A free meal with South Korea’s monks 

Get Lost Magazine

Korean Confection 

Jetstar Magazine

Eat + Drink: Seoul

Seoul Train


Controversial/Universal: How roller derby conquered the world


Morning Calm (Korean Air)

The Metro Museum of Art


Ms. Magazine

Taking the Wheel

 National Geographic Traveler

Once Upon a Time in Mongolia

What’s a Taiwanese taco shop doing in Da Nang, and why is the food so good?


The South China Morning Post

Vietnam’s Reunification Express celebrates a double anniversary

and keeps getting better with age 

Qantas Spirit of Australia

Touch… the heat of Ho Chi Minh City

Business Travellers’ Guide

The Middle of Nowhere

Roads & Kingdoms

Hot dogs and bean pops on the far side of the world