One of the postcards featured on Jackson’s Twitter account, PostcardFromThePast. One of the postcards featured on Jackson’s Twitter account, PostcardFromThePast.
One of the postcards featured on Jackson’s Twitter account, PostcardFromThePast.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Postcard from the Past’s weirdly addictive tweets quote from cards mailed home by travellers of yesteryear

‘This morning I went to where Mussolini was shot’, reads one quote, while others are more banal, such as ‘Have had scotch eggs & salad, very nice’; Twitter feed is being turned into a book, out soon, for fans of travel nostalgia

One of the postcards featured on Jackson’s Twitter account, PostcardFromThePast. One of the postcards featured on Jackson’s Twitter account, PostcardFromThePast.
One of the postcards featured on Jackson’s Twitter account, PostcardFromThePast.
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Adam Nebbs

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.