Jens Peters studied advertising, communications and arts education in Berlin, Germany. After his student days he travelled several months a year in countries outside Europe, and deciding to earn a living from his hobby was the obvious next step. He began travel writing, and over the years has worked as a freelance journalist for various prominent travel magazines. Jens has also published several books about tropical countries, with his guidebook on the Philippines taking first place. In fact, he has visited the Philippines (his favourite country in South-East Asia) more than 60 times so far and spent over 15 years there all together.