I’m Barbara Woolsey, a writer, journalist and television presenter from Canada. I’m 1/2 Filipino, 1/2 Canadian (1/4 Scottish, 1/4 Irish, to be specific).
Since graduating from the University of Regina with a degree in journalism and political science in 2011, I’ve been on a whirlwind adventure: working as a journalist in three different continents across multimedia platforms. In 2013, I traveled to 11 different countries! Phew.
It all started when I won Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) Fellowship in 2010, becoming an intern at Thailand’s leading English daily newspaper, the Bangkok Post. Afterwards, I worked as a television reporter and radio current affairs producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in my lovely hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan. I would eventually head back to Bangkok to host two entertainment programs in Thailand for In Channel (True Visions 92), Flagship and Hear First.
I also happen to be the woman behind Night Prowl, a weekly investigative column about Bangkok nightlife.
Now I’m based in Berlin and Bangkok, traveling back and forth whenever opportunity (and work) happens to strike. I regularly contribute to publications in Southeast Asia, Canada and Germany. I’m addicted to travel, especially road trips to obscure destinations on the back of my fiancé’s motorbike.
In Berlin, you’ll probably find me riding my bike and reading a book in the park. In Bangkok, I tend to combine work and pleasure by reviewing restaurants, nightlife and hotels.