As a student, I spent summer vacations hitch-hiking 7,000 miles round North America and, after working in the Middle East, travelled back through Turkey and
Eastern Europe. After university, and before qualifying as a solicitor, I travelled overland through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and
Afghanistan. I caught a travel bug from which I will never be cured.
I have continued to travel to out of the way places, whenever the opportunity has arisen. By travelling, I have learnt not only about the people, the geography, the culture, the religions and the history of the countries that I have visited, but also about my own country and myself. I have written about many of the people I have met and the places I have visited. Some of these have been published. I would like to share these experiences.