Peter M. Geiser was born in Switzerland. He attended university and graduated in computer science and in economics and pedagogics. One of Peter's predominant interests has always lain in Asian culture. After his first studies, he went by himself on an extended backpacker trip through China. Since he speaks and reads some Mandarin (enough so as not to be surprised at the food he ordered), he was able to get by on his own at a time when tourists were still supposed to drive around in coaches, follow a guide's flag and buy their souvenirs in friendship stores.
Some years later, Peter travelled through Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia, again with only his backpack and camera for company. At about that time, backpackers started to become rapidly interested in South-East Asia, and Peter, having returned from his journey, found himself answering countless questions about sights, crossing borders, and travelling from there to somewhere else until finally he wrote his experiences down and posted them in Usenet's rec.travel.asia newsgroup. It was the start of what has meanwhile become Pongü's Hotel and Travel Guides.
Sibylle Dussy is also a native of Switzerland. She has worked as an e-commerce and new media journalist for several big Swiss newspapers, started her own publishing company and simultaneously studied English and information management.
Like Peter, Sibylle loves to travel, having recently visited Japan, Hong Kong, Denmark and The Netherlands.