Articles written by: Ian Jarrett

Ian Jarrett

Based in Australia, Ian Jarrett contributes to trade and consumer titles across Australia, Asia and beyond. He is editor of TravelMole Asia Pacific, a travel trade newswire with separate editions in the US and UK. A number of consumer magazines which have published destination and other stories include Discovery Channel Asia Pacific magazine, Destinations of the World News, International Traveller, Silver Kris (SIA inflight), the West Australian newspaper travel section and Escape! (Singapore).

The recently opened Astana Opera House in Kazakhstan
Asia / Chronological / Destinations

Astana: Whipping Up a Storm

This is the story of how Stalin lost his nose and why kyz kuu, a lovers’ kissing game, is so popular on the steppe of central Asia. But first I want to tell you about Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan, independent since 1991, and squeezed between those other […]

Seoul Searching for Gangnam Sytle
Asia / Chronological / Destinations / Food

Seoul Searching for Gangnam Sytle

So here I am in the middle of Gangnam. The Seoul centre of the global rap phenomenon, Gangnam Style. Everybody’s doing it, this crazy horse-riding dance that went viral after being posted on YouTube. Open a newspaper and the chances are you’ll see photographs of sports stars, British royalty, robots […]