If you are in need of New Media content on destinations within Asia, Erin De Santiago was an expat for nearly four years in Taiwan. During her time abroad, she fell deeply in love with Taiwan and the Taiwanese culture. She also visited a number of other countries and established herself as an expert in areas like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. On average, Erin visited both Japan and Hong Kong 6-8 times each every year.
Despite no longer living in Asia, Erin still returns several times a year and writes for various publications on her favorite haunts. She was the English language editor for renowned international Taipei-based chef, Daniel Negreira’s second cookbook, Discovering the Modern Chef. Chef Negreira hails from Spain where he trained under some of the culinary masters like Ferran Adria and now owns one of Taiwan’s top restaurants, D.N. Innovacion. In addition, Erin is the expert for both Viator. com’s Hong Kong and Taiwan “Things To Do” websites.
Erin’s Asia photography from Taiwan and Thailand has been used multiple times by CNN. A photo from Taroko Gorge in Taiwan won Honorable Mention and 3rd place in the Readers Choice Awards for Islands Magazine in 2011. It was also later included in their round up of Islands Magazine 101 Best Reader Photos of All Time.
Examples of Erin’s published works on Asia include:
- Art of Adventuring: Taiwanese Shaved Ice Desserts: Bao Bing and Xue Hua Bing
- Gadling (AOL Travel Blog): Coming Face to Face with History in Hiroshima
- Shangri-La Hotels Inner Circle Magazine: Tastes of Taipei
- Viator.com Things to Do Hong Kong: Mongkok District
- Viator.com Things to Do Taiwan: Taipei’s Night Markets
Destinations in Asia that Erin has visited include:
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- South Korea