A freelance writer and editor from England, Vanessa Betts went to India in 1997 as the first stop
on a round-the-world ticket, and found that nowhere else could quite compare. She has lived and
worked overseas for most of the last 18 years, mainly in Egypt, India and Israel, and is currently
based in Singapore. She is the co-author of Footprint Northeast India and Footprint Indian Himalaya.