Now I have the perfect torture tool: "why don't you come round and I'll show you my travel pics...".
Well, I won't torture you, my dear readers, too much, but I thought I'd show you a selection of pictures that I'm most proud of (it's a game of numbers: if you take enough pictures you're bound to get a few decent ones).
A gathering of Tibetan monks at Labrang monastery in Xiahe.
The post-apocalyptic landscape of the shipbreaking yards at Chittagong.
A shaft of light in a yakhchal close to Yazd.
Stopping for lunch and midday prayers in Wadi Rum.
A rather lonely parasol on the Red Sea on a cold, Winter's day in Aqaba.
Ancient Christian defacement of an even more ancient, pagan temple in Upper Egypt at Philae.
Two orthodox Jews watching the sunset at Yad Vashem (Holocaust memorial) in Jerusalem.