Keith Mundy

Based in Bangkok since 1989 as a freelance writer and photographer, Keith Mundy focuses on travel and culture features and has contributed dozens to the Post Magazine on subjects worldwide, as well as to a wide range of other magazines in Asia and elsewhere. He has been to 97 countries and territories and will see more, as long as there’s a good reason.
Keith Mundy
Based in Bangkok since 1989 as a freelance writer and photographer, Keith Mundy focuses on travel and culture features and has contributed dozens to the Post Magazine on subjects worldwide, as well as to a wide range of other magazines in Asia and elsewhere. He has been to 97 countries and territories and will see more, as long as there’s a good reason.

Latest from Keith Mundy

In the footsteps of Coco Chanel, Colette and Simone de Beauvoir in central France

The countryside of central France gave novelist Colette a break from Paris, provided shelter and inspiration for Chanel’s revolutionary designer, and helped feminist Simone de Beauvoir find personal and sexual freedom.

10 May 2019 - 4:09PM

The countryside of central France gave novelist Colette a break from Paris, provided shelter and inspiration for Chanel’s revolutionary designer, and helped feminist Simone de Beauvoir find personal and sexual freedom.

In the footsteps of Coco Chanel, Colette and Simone de Beauvoir in central France
As Michelin Man turns 120, what better way to celebrate than in tyre company’s home in France

Michelin’s headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand is home to L’Aventure Michelin, a unique museum dedicated to the company that transformed road transport. But the ‘black city’ also offers great hikes and unusual architecture

24 Aug 2018 - 5:39PM

Michelin’s headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand is home to L’Aventure Michelin, a unique museum dedicated to the company that transformed road transport. But the ‘black city’ also offers great hikes and unusual architecture

As Michelin Man turns 120, what better way to celebrate than in tyre company’s home in France
How Ipoh is becoming a new Malaysia food destination, to rival Kuala Lumpur and Penang

With its signature dish of bean sprouts chicken and plenty more beyond, the city is quickly moving up the bucket lists of the culinarily curious

22 May 2018 - 1:18PM

With its signature dish of bean sprouts chicken and plenty more beyond, the city is quickly moving up the bucket lists of the culinarily curious

How Ipoh is becoming a new Malaysia food destination, to rival Kuala Lumpur and Penang
Exotic dancer, prostitute, second-rate spy, Mata Hari’s exploits took her to Europe’s top hotels

Before her execution by firing squad 100 years ago today, Mata Hari lived an opulent life, hopping from bed to bed in some of the most exclusive hotels Europe had to offer

16 Oct 2017 - 10:49AM

Before her execution by firing squad 100 years ago today, Mata Hari lived an opulent life, hopping from bed to bed in some of the most exclusive hotels Europe had to offer

Exotic dancer, prostitute, second-rate spy, Mata Hari’s exploits took her to Europe’s top hotels
World capital of tapestry, France’s Aubusson is a quaint, quiet peek into the past

Nestled in the heart of rural France, the traditions and trade of a medieval craft are alive and kicking

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Nestled in the heart of rural France, the traditions and trade of a medieval craft are alive and kicking

World capital of tapestry, France’s Aubusson is a quaint, quiet peek into the past
Chinatown in Kuala Terengganu: from rot to a riot of colour, as murals give old town on Malaysian coast new life

The ‘five foot alleys’ of the historic Chinatown on Malaysia’s east coast, a cultural melting pot for centuries, have been transformed by themed murals celebrating the settlement’s history and its great and good

7 Jul 2017 - 7:46PM

The ‘five foot alleys’ of the historic Chinatown on Malaysia’s east coast, a cultural melting pot for centuries, have been transformed by themed murals celebrating the settlement’s history and its great and good

Chinatown in Kuala Terengganu: from rot to a riot of colour, as murals give old town on Malaysian coast new life
St Tropez: a history even richer than its jet-setting tourists

Locals solemnly celebrate the historic heroes that made the oh-so hip French Riviera town what it is today

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Locals solemnly celebrate the historic heroes that made the oh-so hip French Riviera town what it is today

St Tropez: a history even richer than its jet-setting tourists
Phnom Penh is dancing to its own beat

A stroll around the Cambodian capital reveals a city emerging from the ravages of history into shining, musical modernity

9 Feb 2017 - 1:24PM

A stroll around the Cambodian capital reveals a city emerging from the ravages of history into shining, musical modernity

Phnom Penh is dancing to its own beat
Malaysia’s Tanjong Jara Resort – ideal if you’re looking for some R&R in Malaysia

When you’re done relaxing at the Malaysian east coast resort, you can take off on tours to the local fishing port or an energetic trek to a jungle waterfall

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

When you’re done relaxing at the Malaysian east coast resort, you can take off on tours to the local fishing port or an energetic trek to a jungle waterfall

Malaysia’s Tanjong Jara Resort – ideal if you’re looking for some R&R in Malaysia
InterContinental Bordeaux, where Roman decadence meets modern opulence

It doesn’t get grander than Le Grand Hotel, where lavish rooms, a wickedly enticing pool and food by Gordon Ramsay will leave you spellbound

25 Nov 2016 - 5:25PM

It doesn’t get grander than Le Grand Hotel, where lavish rooms, a wickedly enticing pool and food by Gordon Ramsay will leave you spellbound

InterContinental Bordeaux, where Roman decadence meets modern opulence
Bordeaux: the once fusty, grime covered town is now a beacon of French culture
Feel the love at Chateau de Villandry, in France's Loire Valley

Keith Mundy enters the Garden of Love - highlight of this French country estate's extraordinary formal gardens

13 Feb 2016 - 10:45PM

Keith Mundy enters the Garden of Love - highlight of this French country estate's extraordinary formal gardens

Feel the love at Chateau de Villandry, in France's Loire Valley
Capri, a magnet for sirens of both myth and the silver screen

The turquoise bays and fabulous views outshine the star power of the celebrities with homes on the Italian holiday isle, and more than make up for the inevitable crowds of package tourists, writes Keith Mundy.

15 Aug 2015 - 11:34PM

The turquoise bays and fabulous views outshine the star power of the celebrities with homes on the Italian holiday isle, and more than make up for the inevitable crowds of package tourists, writes Keith Mundy.

Capri, a magnet for sirens of both myth and the silver screen
Hotel Casa Fuster, once Barcelona's most luxurious residence

Art nouveau gem has been reinvented in eclectic style.

23 May 2015 - 10:36PM

Art nouveau gem has been reinvented in eclectic style.

Hotel Casa Fuster, once Barcelona's most luxurious residence
Independence Palace, a monument to the Vietnam war

South Vietnam's wartime command centre, the Independence Palace, in Ho Chi Minh City, is a monument that is both tragic and beautifully retro.

25 Apr 2015 - 6:58PM

South Vietnam's wartime command centre, the Independence Palace, in Ho Chi Minh City, is a monument that is both tragic and beautifully retro.

Independence Palace, a monument to the Vietnam war
Avignon's La Mirande is steeped in history and luxury
Harar: ancient Ethiopian city that reveres 'magical' hyenas

The ancient Ethiopian walled city of Harar has been attracting adventurers for centuries - but not all of them have come face to face with a hyena. Words and pictures by Keith Mundy.

20 Dec 2014 - 11:51PM

The ancient Ethiopian walled city of Harar has been attracting adventurers for centuries - but not all of them have come face to face with a hyena. Words and pictures by Keith Mundy.

Harar: ancient Ethiopian  city that reveres 'magical' hyenas
Hot spots: Artishow, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
Privates on parade: Bhutan’s frisky deity

Bhutan's Punakha Valley is dotted with references to the Divine Madman and his weapon of mass seduction. Words and pictures by Keith Mundy.

17 May 2014 - 11:55PM

Bhutan's Punakha Valley is dotted with references to the Divine Madman and his weapon of mass seduction. Words and pictures by Keith Mundy.

Privates on parade: Bhutan’s frisky deity
Hot spots: Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

I want a hotel, not a hostel! It is a hotel, now, a massive one, but it was a hostel and then a hospital for several centuries, having been built by the king and queen of Spain in 1499 right next to the colossal Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

13 Mar 2014 - 10:41AM

I want a hotel, not a hostel! It is a hotel, now, a massive one, but it was a hostel and then a hospital for several centuries, having been built by the king and queen of Spain in 1499 right next to the colossal Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Hot spots: Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
In fantasy land
3 Jul 2005 - 12:00AM
In fantasy land
Pearl of Arabia
13 Aug 2006 - 12:00AM
Pearl of Arabia
The rest is history
2 Sep 2007 - 12:00AM
The rest is history
The road to ruins
18 Sep 2005 - 12:00AM
The road to ruins
Maharaja magic
19 Nov 2006 - 12:00AM
Maharaja magic
Bathing beauty
18 Nov 2007 - 12:00AM
Bathing beauty
Art on the street
20 Nov 2005 - 12:00AM
Art on the street
Road to ruins
26 Nov 2006 - 12:00AM
Road to ruins
Kings of the castles

Two very different French chateaux have been transformed into unique, world-class art galleries. Words and pictures by Keith Mundy.

24 Aug 2013 - 11:08PM

Two very different French chateaux have been transformed into unique, world-class art galleries. Words and pictures by Keith Mundy.

Kings of the castles
Relatively speaking
27 Nov 2005 - 12:00AM
Relatively speaking