Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.
Adam Nebbs
Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.

Latest from Adam Nebbs

Travellers' Checks | When General Tom Thumb wowed Hong Kong crowds with his little-person performance

Plus, HK Express to launch a direct route to Japan’s Miyako Islands in July, and Lonely Planet’s somewhat uninspiring anthology of travel writing

15 Mar 2019 - 2:39PM
When General Tom Thumb wowed Hong Kong crowds with his little-person performance

Plus, HK Express to launch a direct route to Japan’s Miyako Islands in July, and Lonely Planet’s somewhat uninspiring anthology of travel writing

Travellers' Checks | Gay old closing time – Flintstones theme park near the Grand Canyon shuts up shop

The classic American roadside tourist attraction had been serving Bronto Burgers and Dino Dogs since 1972

8 Mar 2019 - 9:23AM
Gay old closing time – Flintstones theme park near the Grand Canyon shuts up shop

The classic American roadside tourist attraction had been serving Bronto Burgers and Dino Dogs since 1972

Travellers' Checks | Korean Air marks 50 years of excellence, or is it accidents?

The airline suffered multiple tragedies but a 1999 crash out of London saw it address cockpit culture and turn its record around

1 Mar 2019 - 8:39AM
Korean Air marks 50 years of excellence, or is it accidents?

The airline suffered multiple tragedies but a 1999 crash out of London saw it address cockpit culture and turn its record around

Travellers' Checks | Iconic 1960s terminal building at New York’s JFK Airport to open as stylish TWA Hotel

Plus, Vietjet to launch new direct Hong Kong service to Vietnamese island Phu Quoc in April, and Thailand permanently closes smoking rooms at six major airports.

22 Feb 2019 - 6:35AM
Iconic 1960s terminal building at New York’s JFK Airport to open as stylish TWA Hotel

Plus, Vietjet to launch new direct Hong Kong service to Vietnamese island Phu Quoc in April, and Thailand permanently closes smoking rooms at six major airports.

Travellers' Checks | Marriott opens first international luxury hotel on Japan’s remote Miyako Islands, go before everybody else does

Plus, Silverseas to offer 167-day Antarctic to Artic cruise for 2021, and new book details Pan Am’s involvement in second world war

15 Feb 2019 - 10:59AM
Marriott opens first international luxury hotel on Japan’s remote Miyako Islands, go before everybody else does

Plus, Silverseas to offer 167-day Antarctic to Artic cruise for 2021, and new book details Pan Am’s involvement in second world war

Travellers' Checks | Sunken Boeing 747 to be highlight of world’s largest underwater theme park in Bahrain

Morbid attraction recalls Universal Studios Hollywood’s live-action Screen Test Theatre of the 1970s when the California theme park urged tourists to ‘Come survive the crash from Airport ’77!’

30 Jan 2019 - 3:01PM
Sunken Boeing 747 to be highlight of world’s largest underwater theme park in Bahrain

Morbid attraction recalls Universal Studios Hollywood’s live-action Screen Test Theatre of the 1970s when the California theme park urged tourists to ‘Come survive the crash from Airport ’77!’

Travellers' Checks | Two plane crashes in two days and their Hong Kong connection – thankfully, both belong to another era of air travel

A Hong Kong-Vancouver flight crash-landed in Tokyo; a day later, a Hong Kong-bound flight taxied past the wreckage, took off, and itself crashed. Plus, Manga Art Hotel, which opens in Tokyo next month, welcomes guests with collection of 5,000 manga.

25 Jan 2019 - 3:11PM
Two plane crashes in two days and their Hong Kong connection – thankfully, both belong to another era of air travel

A Hong Kong-Vancouver flight crash-landed in Tokyo; a day later, a Hong Kong-bound flight taxied past the wreckage, took off, and itself crashed. Plus, Manga Art Hotel, which opens in Tokyo next month, welcomes guests with collection of 5,000 manga.

Travellers' Checks | London hotel where Litvinenko was fatally poisoned will reopen under a different name
  • Also, HK Express to launch budget Hong Kong-Bangkok service on March 31, and Connexus Travel offers two-night Shanghai city break starting at HK$2,990
18 Jan 2019 - 1:03PM
London hotel where Litvinenko was fatally poisoned will reopen under a different name
  • Also, HK Express to launch budget Hong Kong-Bangkok service on March 31, and Connexus Travel offers two-night Shanghai city break starting at HK$2,990
Travellers' Checks | Israel’s new airport puts Petra in Jordan and Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera on region’s travel map

Serving southern Israeli city of Eilat, Ramon Airport is a one-hour connection from Tel Aviv.

10 Jan 2019 - 3:13PM
Israel’s new airport puts Petra in Jordan and Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera on region’s travel map

Serving southern Israeli city of Eilat, Ramon Airport is a one-hour connection from Tel Aviv.

Travellers' Checks | Emergency landing on remote island off Alaska a reminder of when airline operated ‘its own airport’
  • A Delta Airlines flight from China recently made an unscheduled stop at a remote US air base on Shemya in the Aleutian Islands, once leased by Northwest Airlines
4 Jan 2019 - 6:30PM
Emergency landing on remote island off Alaska a reminder of when airline operated ‘its own airport’
  • A Delta Airlines flight from China recently made an unscheduled stop at a remote US air base on Shemya in the Aleutian Islands, once leased by Northwest Airlines
Travellers' Checks | The hottest hotel and resort openings for 2019, from London to New York

Muji Hotel spreads its ‘anti-gorgeous’ wings at home in Tokyo while Singapore braces for the return of its iconic Raffles, at long last

27 Dec 2018 - 5:35PM
The hottest hotel and resort openings for 2019, from London to New York

Muji Hotel spreads its ‘anti-gorgeous’ wings at home in Tokyo while Singapore braces for the return of its iconic Raffles, at long last

Travellers' Checks | Rare footage of Kai Tak airport features in Michael Redgrave air disaster film based on a true story

Plus a High Speed Rail package from Hong Kong to Xiamen that will take you to the port city in less than five hours

15 Dec 2018 - 11:02AM
Rare footage of Kai Tak airport features in Michael Redgrave air disaster film based on a true story

Plus a High Speed Rail package from Hong Kong to Xiamen that will take you to the port city in less than five hours

Travellers' Checks | How Hong Kong’s first and worst commercial plane crash happened 70 years ago

US president Theodore Roosevelt’s grandson and the older brother of Rong Yiren, later China’s vice-president and founder of Citic Group, among 35 killed when DC-4 crashed in fog in December 1948.

8 Dec 2018 - 11:01AM
How Hong Kong’s first and worst commercial plane crash happened 70 years ago

US president Theodore Roosevelt’s grandson and the older brother of Rong Yiren, later China’s vice-president and founder of Citic Group, among 35 killed when DC-4 crashed in fog in December 1948.

Travellers' Checks | Bangkok’s 314-metre-high Mahanakhon Skywalk is not for the faint-hearted

New tower offers impressive 360-degree view. Also in travel news, Asian cycling adventures – from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to Sri Lanka – to help you achieve your New Year health and fitness resolutions.

30 Nov 2018 - 1:05AM
Bangkok’s 314-metre-high Mahanakhon Skywalk is not for the faint-hearted

New tower offers impressive 360-degree view. Also in travel news, Asian cycling adventures – from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to Sri Lanka – to help you achieve your New Year health and fitness resolutions.

Travellers' Checks | The opening of the ‘magnificent’ jet runway at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport

With the opening of the runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong aviation entered the jet age. Plus, 100 hidden towns for Japanophiles yearning to travel beyond its main cities

22 Nov 2018 - 10:52AM
The opening of the ‘magnificent’  jet runway at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport

With the opening of the runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong aviation entered the jet age. Plus, 100 hidden towns for Japanophiles yearning to travel beyond its main cities

Travellers' Checks | Living the vanlife: what you need to know before you set off, from the best routes to parking safely and legally

Plus, the book A Photographic History of the Orient Line gives insight into a forgotten cruise line

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
Living the vanlife: what you need to know before you set off, from the best routes to parking safely and legally

Plus, the book A Photographic History of the Orient Line gives insight into a forgotten cruise line

Travellers' Checks | The places every daring traveller should visit, unveiled in new book Atlas of the Unexpected

An abandoned train station in Spain and Japan’s Aogashima Island are just some of the unusual destinations listed

8 Nov 2018 - 4:01PM
The places every daring traveller should visit, unveiled in new book Atlas of the Unexpected

An abandoned train station in Spain and Japan’s Aogashima Island are just some of the unusual destinations listed

Travellers' Checks | How adventures of first woman to cycle around the world were dismissed as fiction in Hong Kong and Singapore

Congratulations to Scottish cyclist Jenny Graham, who recently became the fastest woman to cycle around the world, 125 years after the first, American Annie Londonderry.

31 Oct 2018 - 8:27PM
How adventures of first woman to cycle around the world were dismissed as fiction in Hong Kong and Singapore

Congratulations to Scottish cyclist Jenny Graham, who recently became the fastest woman to cycle around the world, 125 years after the first, American Annie Londonderry.

Travellers' Checks | When the first solo flight across the Atlantic made Charles Lindbergh the most famous man in the world

Plus, Singapore’s Raffles Hotel reopening faces further delays, with website saying hotel to open in mid-2019 – one year behind schedule

25 Oct 2018 - 12:27PM
When the first solo flight across the Atlantic made Charles Lindbergh the most famous man in the world

Plus, Singapore’s Raffles Hotel reopening faces further delays, with website saying hotel to open in mid-2019 – one year behind schedule

Travellers' Checks | When Air France lowered Europe-Hong Kong flying time to six days

Also, London’s Cadogan Hotel reopens with ode to Oscar Wilde’s infamous 1895 arrest at the property.

19 Oct 2018 - 10:27AM
When Air France lowered Europe-Hong Kong flying time to six days

Also, London’s Cadogan Hotel reopens with ode to Oscar Wilde’s infamous 1895 arrest at the property.

Travellers' Checks | Himalayan ‘kingdom’ of Sikkim, in India, opens first airport and is ready to welcome travellers

Plus, “moving hotel” Cabin’s overnight sleeper services between San Francisco and Los Angeles have attracted mixed reviews, but might be worth a try

12 Oct 2018 - 2:29PM
Himalayan ‘kingdom’ of Sikkim, in India, opens first airport and is ready to welcome travellers

Plus, “moving hotel” Cabin’s overnight sleeper services between San Francisco and Los Angeles have attracted mixed reviews, but might be worth a try

Travellers' Checks | 1930s Hong Kong, seen through the eyes of Burton Holmes, inventor of the word ‘travelogue’

On his seventh visit to the colony, the American filmmaker told the local press that the short films he shot in Hong Kong were among the most popular sections of his travelogues.

3 Oct 2018 - 9:00PM
1930s Hong Kong, seen through the eyes of Burton Holmes, inventor of the word ‘travelogue’

On his seventh visit to the colony, the American filmmaker told the local press that the short films he shot in Hong Kong were among the most popular sections of his travelogues.

Travellers' Checks | Two stereotype defying Asia cruises, from Myanmar to Australia or Guam to Japan

Pick your adventure – from Yangon to Darwin or Guam to Kobe – from the more unusual fare on offer from Silversea for spring 2019

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Two stereotype defying Asia cruises, from Myanmar to Australia or Guam to Japan

Pick your adventure – from Yangon to Darwin or Guam to Kobe – from the more unusual fare on offer from Silversea for spring 2019

Travellers' Checks | The Kowloon-Canton Railway, forerunner of Hong Kong’s high-speed rail link, once connected the colony to Europe

Plus, Capella Singapore cashes in on the role it played in the Trump-Kim summit in June, inviting guests to join its Path to Peace package

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
The Kowloon-Canton Railway, forerunner of Hong Kong’s high-speed rail link, once connected the colony to Europe

Plus, Capella Singapore cashes in on the role it played in the Trump-Kim summit in June, inviting guests to join its Path to Peace package

Travellers' Checks | A Hong Kong MTR rail trip is in the Amazing Train Journeys book. Yes, really

‘From the urban canyons of Kowloon ...’ begins the Hong Kong chapter of new Lonely Planet book of ‘unforgettable rail trips’, which include Switzerland’s Glacier Express and Vietnam’s Reunification Express.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
A Hong Kong MTR rail trip is in the Amazing Train Journeys book. Yes, really

‘From the urban canyons of Kowloon ...’ begins the Hong Kong chapter of new Lonely Planet book of ‘unforgettable rail trips’, which include Switzerland’s Glacier Express and Vietnam’s Reunification Express.

Travellers' Checks | Lost ship found in Arctic after 168 years: Michael Palin’s new book tells the story of its disappearance

Plus, new London bar recalls the late British rocker David Bowie with Ziggy Stardust-themed cocktails – Tiger on Vaseline, anyone?

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Lost ship found in Arctic after 168 years: Michael Palin’s new book tells the story of its disappearance

Plus, new London bar recalls the late British rocker David Bowie with Ziggy Stardust-themed cocktails – Tiger on Vaseline, anyone?

Travellers' Checks | Luxury hotel in a quarry? Shanghai to open a five-star hole in the ground

Plus, Best Western’s American trailer experience at resort outside Bangkok

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Luxury hotel in a quarry? Shanghai to open a five-star hole in the ground

Plus, Best Western’s American trailer experience at resort outside Bangkok

Travellers' Checks | Memories of Hong Kong hotels long forgotten in old flight timetables for Hong Kong Airways, equally long forgotten

Plus, new Japan-based website connects people who like to travel light with those willing to lend them everything from ski and diving gear to clothing

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Memories of Hong Kong hotels long forgotten in old flight timetables for Hong Kong Airways, equally long forgotten

Plus, new Japan-based website connects people who like to travel light with those willing to lend them everything from ski and diving gear to clothing

Travellers' Checks | The cruise of a lifetime? See 56 Unesco sites and visit 30 countries in 117 days

Plus, Mandarin Oriental takes over old Lake Como resort and two nights on the Malaysian island of Penang

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
The cruise of a lifetime? See 56 Unesco sites and visit 30 countries in 117 days

Plus, Mandarin Oriental takes over old Lake Como resort and two nights on the Malaysian island of Penang

Travellers' Checks | Donkey rides: think twice before taking one – animal abuse for our pleasure doesn’t end at elephants

Once a holiday rite of passage in destinations such as England’s Weston-super-Mare, donkey rides are slowly going out of fashion as animal rights activists shine spotlight on widespread abuse

8 Aug 2018 - 4:28PM
Donkey rides: think twice before taking one – animal abuse for our pleasure doesn’t end at elephants

Once a holiday rite of passage in destinations such as England’s Weston-super-Mare, donkey rides are slowly going out of fashion as animal rights activists shine spotlight on widespread abuse

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