"The dark was all-encompassing. 15,000 people wondered as one how the men had felt watching the dawn on that day all those years ago."
Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the emotion of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day.
Despite its rainforests being rapidly diminished to make way for huge palm oil plantations, Borneo (along with Sumatra) is the only place where orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhinos live together.
On booking a trip to climb Mt Kilimanjaro last year my excitement quickly turned to panic – what had I done?
Travellers might commonly embark on a food pilgrimage to the like of Vietnam or Thailand, but the same can't be said for Malaysia. And that’s a crying shame.
The brief was simple: a family holiday, somewhere unusual, somewhere memorable.
In Malaysia, teeming cities and tropical rainforests collide to provide a veritable wonderland for travellers.
At the train station, we met a man who in the last year had lost his daughter and three of her best friends in a car accident. He was then made redundant after serving 30-odd years for the same global company. I asked what brought him to the Camino de Santiago. “Reflection and soul searching”, came his mumbled response. It seemed he was looking for some meaning. I hope he finds it.
Before visiting Turkey, I had few preconceptions of the place. I had fewer still of Istanbul. This likely isn’t a good thing for someone who writes about travel for a living to admit, but there we go.
A Peregrine leader for more than 12 years, Tun Tun is not just a cultural expert or great conversationalist but a friend in waiting for those lucky enough to explore Burma with him.