12 Years Of Travel: Octopus, Hin Daeng, Thailand

You may not be able to step into the same river twice, but revisiting a place can be even more rewarding than the original visit

12 Years Of Travel: Schwezigon Paya Temple, Bagan, Myanmar

Solitude in the Magic Hour at one of Myanmar’s most sacred temples Schwezigon Paya Temple, Bagan, Myanmar

12 Years Of Travel: Night Diving At Maaya Thila, Maldives

The aquatic incident of the curious turtle in the night-time

12 Weeks Of Travel: Failing To Climb Mount Kinabalu

Many travellers will tell you effusive stories about climbing Mount Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo. I am not one of them.

12 Years Of Travel: Beng Mealea Temple, Angkor, Cambodia

One of Angkor’s most ruined temples is also one of my favourites, despite it basically being a pile of rubble with some trees growing out of it

12 Years Of Travel: Drugs Warning, Jakarta Airport, Indonesia

One of the recurring themes of travelling is realising just how much gets lost in translation. Drugs Warning, Jakarta Airport, Indonesia

How Much Money Do I Need For Myanmar

Although Myanmar is one of Southeast Asia’s least developed countries, the cost of visiting is surprisingly high due to limited supply of accommodation and increasing levels of tourism. Here’s a rundown of how much money to budget for a Myanmar trip

12 Years Of Travel: After The Tsunami, Khao Lak, Thailand

In February 2005, I went back to the beachside resort town of Khao Lak, six weeks after the December 2004 tsunami had all but destroyed it.

12 Years Of Travel: Talc Alf Sculptures, Flinders Ranges, Australia

Out in the wilds of the Australian Outback, you might encounter Cubist-looking sculptures in the outdoor art gallery of Talc Alf

Phanom Rung Temple At Sunrise

Phanom Rung is one of Thailand’s best preserved Angkor-era temples, and it’s well worth the effort to see it at sunrise

12 Years Of Travel: Vertigo Bar Sunset, Banyan Tree Hotel, Bangkok

Sunset drinks at Vertigo is a fantastic – and surprisingly cheap – way to lord it over Bangkok. It rarely fails to impress friends and family when they visit the city.

12 Years Of Travel: Ocean Reflection, Ari Atoll, Maldives

For many, the Maldives are all about palm trees and pristine white sand – but for me, my visits have been spent almost entirely on (and under) the water

12 Years Of Travel: Cannibal Rock, Komodo, Indonesia

Komodo has many spectacular places to see, both above and below the water – Cannibal Rock is one of my favourites

12 Years Of Travel: Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

The Great Ocean Road was where my backpacking adventures began 12 years ago – and almost put me off backpacking for life

Whale Watching In Bangkok

It’s hard to believe, but there are whales living in the waters off Bangkok, and you can spend the day whale watching in one of the city’s most surreal experiences.