Graham Kingston

Biography

OS Wayfarer will chart my journey from international development assistance specialist (project management, monitoring and evaluation, and tender writing) to travel, feature and business writer.

My tender management and writing was informed by over 25 years as a development assistance consultant and by an intimate knowledge of the tendering process. I really enjoyed this tendering work - in essence it was putting together a story, albeit a non-fictional story. The deadlines, research, planning, interviewing, writing and presentation for each tender were all consuming and satisfying, yet exhausting at the end.

I do not wish to retire but I do want to "transition to retirement" and travel a lot more for pleasure. So why not write about some of the travels and also write about professional aspects of my development assistance work? From what I can see this self-publishing caper is a lot like tender preparation.

So I intend to write, publish and market articles (as eBooks) about project monitoring, tendering and travel. I want to learn everything about this exciting process.

Oh, and I am a sucker for technology - I do enjoy my Kindle, DSLR camera, notebook, smartphone and digital voice recorder!

I welcome your feedback as I learn to write, publish and market these eBooks.

Where to find Graham Kingston online


Books

Six Days in Prague
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
In this article (15,431 words, 33 photographs) we talk about our six-days in Prague. We discuss our daily activities; provide overviews of Prague's 20th century history and architecture; include references; identify key landmarks; and highlight notable persons who were mentioned during our visit. Trip highlights, disappointments, lessons learnt and what we’d do if we visited again, are considered.
Queensland coastal towns - a road trip
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: Australian English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This eBook discusses our Queensland coastal road trip from Maroochydore to Cairns and back. Trip distances and costs for fuel and accommodation are detailed. We provide our impressions of the nine towns visited, and key facts, attractions/activities, things to do, resources, and accommodation options. Alternative trips are identified, and comprehensive hyper-links are provided to plan your trip.
Five Days on the Isle of Skye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
In this article we discuss our five days on Skye. On our driving excursions we visited the Trotternish, Waternish, Duirinish and Sleat peninsulas. Key attractions included the Skye Museum of Island Life, The Old Man of Storr, Uig, Colbost Croft Museum, Kilt Rock and Waterfall, Shilasdair Yarn Company, and Armadale ferry pier. We rented a well-appointed self-catering crofter’s cottage in Broadford.
Four Days in Budapest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
Our article (11,000 words, 25 Photos) describes our walk beside the Danube past the three famous bridges and our visits to: the Great Market Hall with plenty of fresh and cooked produce, and arts and crafts; the confronting House of Terror; the National Opera House to see the Nutcracker; St Stephen's Basilica for a classical concert; and a walk along Andrassy Avenue to the Millennium Monument.
Four Days in Bucharest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
We present an account of our short visit to Bucharest, visiting Revolution Square, Herastrau Park, National Village Museum, Arch of Triumph, the Old Town, Palace of the People, Gara de Nord, and Constitution Square; and discuss highlights, disappointments and lessons learnt. Bucharest is slowly emerging as a tourism and business destination. Spend a few days in Bucharest it may surprise you.
Four Days in Istanbul
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This article (11,000 words, 40 photographs) presents a day-by-day account of our visit to the old part of the city. We visited the Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Harem museums, Chora museum, Grand Bazaar, and a Bosphorus cruise. Two other special events were the Sarnic Hotel Cooking Class and an unforgettable Turkish Bath.
Four Days in Barcelona
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In this 20 page article (7,400 words)I discuss our four day trip to Barcelona. The article presents a day-by-day account of the tours taken; fast facts about notable aspects of the trip; the itinerary; planning notes; and resources used. Selected photos from our trip are also included.

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