John McMahon

Inside the Blue Mansion of Penang

Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion in Penang – recently garnering fame for its role in Crazy Rich Asians – is a blend of cultures, an architectural curiosity, and a luxury hotel in the heart of George Town....

Saving the Great Apes Gunung Leuser

Of the few remaining habitats left of the orangutans, Bukit Lawang inside Gunung Leuser National Park is the best known, a place for seeing and saving the red ape of Sumatra....

Gold Eats: Gilded Delights of Kanazawa

Kanazawa has been ahead of the gold-leaf food craze for about 400 years. Today, travelers can get gilded sushi, ice cream, and korokke in this lovable Japanese destination. ...
John McMahon

John McMahon

John McMahon is a writer and habitual traveler who has made Kanchanaburi, Thailand his home base for fifteen years. Author of five novels, his fiction, essays, and reportage have been published all over the English speaking world.