"The best guidebook to bring is the Uzbekistan volume in the Odyssey series... It is one of those rare travel guides that is a joy to read whether or not you are planning a trip." (New York Times) "...Quite excellent. No one should visit Samarkand, Bukhara or Khiva without this meticulously researched guide..." (Peter Hopkirk, author of The Great Game)" --Peter Hopkirk
Bradley Mayhew was born in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1970 and currently lives in Yellowstone County, Montana, USA. A degree in Oriental Studies (Chinese) at Oxford University kickstarted 20 years of independent travel in the remoter corners of Asia, and a career writing guidebooks. He is the author or co-author of Lonely Planet guides to Central Asia, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and many others and is a major contributor to the Insight Guide to the Silk Road. Bradley has lectured on Central Asia to the Royal Geographical Society and recently travelled across Asia in the footsteps of Marco Polo for a five-hour French-German TV documentary. Calum MacLeod is the Asia Correspondent for the newspaper USA Today. He graduated in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from Wadham College, Oxford University, and has travelled extensively through Central Asia. A Beijing resident, and co-author of China Remembers (OUP), Calum has lectured on Uzbekistan to the Royal Geographical Society, London.