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Cameron Stauch Cook­book au­thor & chef

Since ex­plor­ing the street food stalls of Ho Chi Minh City, cap­ti­vated by the steam bil­low­ing from a pot of pho pa­tiently stirred by a lo­cal, Cameron has adored Viet­nam’s flavour­some – and of­ten meat-free – food. He’s com­piled his favourite recipes from the area in his new book Veg­e­tar­ian Viet Nam. It in­cludes one of the coun­try’s most iconic – the banh mi sand­wich (p17)

Moun­tain, desert, ocean or jun­gle… which are you? Moun­tain. First great travel ex­pe­ri­ence? Spend­ing time in the kitchen at the Golden Tem­ple in Am­rit­sar, In­dia, where I watched cooks pre­pare food for over 200,000 peo­ple for the Vaisakhi spring fes­ti­val. Favourite jour­ney? My last fam­ily trip, when we went to Sri Lanka. Top five places world­wide? Hue, Viet­nam; Ker­ala, In­dia; Chi­ang Mai, Thai­land; Yun­nan, China; Mon­treal, Canada. Pass­port stamp you’re proud­est of? Bhutan. Pass­port stamp you’d most like to have? Morocco. Guilty travel plea­sure? I have a cou­ple: hav­ing a mas­sage upon ar­rival at my des­ti­na­tion and bring­ing along some Twin­ings Earl Grey tea for a ground­ing taste of home while on the road.

Hazel Plush Wanderlust as­so­ci­ate web­site edi­tor

Hazel, Wanderlust’s as­so­ci­ate web edi­tor, knows the UAE pretty well – she lived and worked in Dubai for two years. Now, she busts the glitz-rid­den myth and shares how di­verse the UAE can re­ally be – see p58

Moun­tain, desert, ocean or jun­gle… which are you? Moun­tain. First great travel ex­pe­ri­ence? Head­ing off solo to travel around Africa for three months, at the ten­der age of 18. It taught me in­de­pen­dence, con­fi­dence and opened my eyes to so much. I still dine out on some of those sto­ries! Favourite jour­ney? Driving from the air­port to my par­ents’ house in the moun­tains of An­dalucía, Spain. It’s al­ways full of laugh­ter and fun – I love it. Top five places world­wide? Stone Town, Zanz­ibar; Eleuthera, Ba­hamas; El Nido, Philip­pines; Bre­con Bea­cons, Wales; home. Pass­port stamp you’re proud­est of? Tim­buktu. They used to stamp the pass­ports of ev­ery­one who vis­ited! I was so for­tu­nate to go 10 years ago. Pass­port stamp you’d most like to have? Taiwan, for its in­cred­i­ble hik­ing routes. Guilty travel plea­sure? I never travel any­where with­out slip­pers or teabags. You can take the girl out of Eng­land...

Axel Gomille Pho­tog­ra­pher & zo­ol­o­gist

Snap­per Axel knows In­dia like the back of his lens, vis­it­ing there fre­quently for more than 25 years. Plus, there’s nowhere bet­ter to teach us how to blend cul­ture and wildlife into a sin­gle, im­pres­sive im­age – see p80

Moun­tain, desert, ocean or jun­gle… which are you? Jun­gle, es­pe­cially those found in In­dia. First great travel ex­pe­ri­ence? A trip through some of In­dia’s na­tional parks was my first long-dis­tance jour­ney out­side of Europe. It im­printed on me. Favourite jour­ney? Oh, there are many. All those that fea­ture great wildlife en­coun­ters. Top five places world­wide? The jun­gles of cen­tral In­dia; Serengeti, Africa; wolf coun­try back home across Ger­many; Great Rift Val­ley, Kenya; Namib Desert, Namibia. Pass­port stamp you’re proud­est of? I just re­ceived some from the coun­tries in South-east Asia’s Golden Tri­an­gle (Myan­mar, Laos and Thai­land), but I also think Bhutan was re­ally cool. Pass­port stamp you’d most like to have? I’ve yet to make it to Botswana. There are so many places on the list. One list is not enough... Guilty travel plea­sure? I once took a pack­age hol­i­day to the Ca­nary Is­lands. I needed weeks in In­dia’s jun­gles to re­cover...

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