Josh

Josh has always had an interest in the world – many an hour of his youth was spent reading an atlas when he should have been doing other things. The travel bug only really took hold after a trip to Vietnam back in 2011, where he spent time volunteering on a house-building project in the Mekong Delta. Since then he has slowly started to tick destinations off his bucket list, including his favourites of Japan, India, Cambodia, Iceland and Nepal - although, the list never seems to get any shorter.


Interview

Q: Favourite city:

A: Ho Chi Minh, I loved every minute there. Helped by fantastic pho, cheap local beer and friendly people.

Q: Favourite country:

A: India without a doubt – it’s hard not to fall in love with the chaos, the infinite range of dishes and of course the Taj Mahal.

Q: Favourite meal:

A: Nothing exciting here, but the Philly cheesesteak I had in Philadelphia was heaven in a sandwich.

Q: Most memorable journey:

A: Getting lost on a bus journey through rural Nepal, while trying to find a remote Buddhist monastery where I was due to stay. No one spoke English and I didn’t know where I was. It took me nine hours… I should have been there in three! At the end of all that, it turned out I'd missed my stop.

Q: Favourite travel advice:

A: If you’re going budget or off the beaten track you will start to appreciate toilet roll in a whole new way – always remember to pack some.

Q: Next on must-see list:

A: China – I somehow manage to keep missing it.