Paulo Barbosa is a correspondent who lives in Macau and covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. Interested in news since he was an infant, Barbosa earned a journalism degree at the University of Coimbra before he started working as a professional journalist in 1998. He has contributed to numerous Portuguese newspapers and magazines, writing extensively about travel and lifestyle topics. Before coming to Macau, he was press secretary for the Portuguese ombudsman, a high-level government position. He arrived in Macau in 2008 and found a new passion in a region that has been linking West and East for centuries. He now serves as managing editor of the English daily Macau Daily Times.