Over the years, Adam Bray has acquired a reputation as the go-to-guy for stories and information on “the real Vietnam.” Adam is renowned for his off-the-beaten-path adventures to remote hilltribe villages, dense tropical jungles, and for occasionally discovering ancient (as in more than one thousand years old) Cham temples along the way. Adam was the first journalist to visit the Long Wall of Quang Ngai (Vietnam's Great Wall), which he reported on for CNN, CNNGo and BBC. He's even discovered a new species of gecko: Gekko Champaii.
Speaking the language helps—Adam speaks Vietnamese as well as a smattering of Cambodian, Cham and a few hilltribe phrases. He's one of the few who can also read and write Cham script.
Adam is an expert on New Zealand and Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) history, culture, geography and tourism. He is also a specialist in Cham culture and history, as well as that of other hilltribes and ethnic minorities of Indochina. Adam has contributed a combination of original text, photos and expertise to nearly 30 books related to international travel (including a contribution to Lonely Planet Vietnam 2012). See below for a selection of some of Adam's most recent books or you can read the full bibliography here.
In his previous jobs, Adam worked with chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans. He also developed online games and promotions for Fortune 100 companies as well as feature films like Spiderman 3, Superman and Star Wars.
This year Adam is focusing on all the fun that happens when enterainment and travel intersect, from covering Star Wars Celebreation VI in Orlando, to the World Premier of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington, New Zealand.
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