Jessica Esa

Authors / Editor


Jess is the creator and editor of Books and Bao and is passionate about sharing her travel tips with others and capturing those perfect moments.

There are those who start a journey with a rigid plan, and those that wing it. Jess blends those attitudes together, understanding clearly that, to see the most of a place, you must do your research. She’s passionate about travel, photography, and writing.

Jess left her hometown of Swansea in 2011 and proceeded to live in every corner of the UK, graduating with an MA in English while working in several coffee shops and various journalism jobs before finally admitting to herself that home, no matter how big, is always too small.

She moved abroad in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. She hopes to inspire others to make the jump to get out, dig in, and explore.


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