March brought another exciting instalment of our monthly travel writing competition, My World First. Anna Mochnacka from Barcelona made us hope we never have to visit the Doctor in Laos. Barnaby Davies got more than he bargained for when he visited an Austrian salt mine. And Beverley Keenan from Blackpool reminded us of the frustrations of lost baggage.
Thatâ€™s not all. In what will no doubt surprise plenty of male readers, 1,000 camels werenâ€™t enough to lure Charmaine Brownâ€™s husband into selling his other half during the Essex coupleâ€™s holiday in Morocco. Eleanor Bransden from Littlehampton added to her self-proclaimed â€˜extensiveâ€™ repertoire of embarrassing gaffes while travelling in Greece. And we were as perplexed as Bryan Poynton from Surrey when we read about his Nepalese meal of apple pie…and chips
While Jonathan Wallen from Newport pushed his stamina to the limit 2,000 ft above sea level in Southern Peru, Kate Daniel found her paradise when she swapped Grimsby for the Maldives. And last monthâ€™s winner, Mandy Huggins, had a close encounter with a deadly snake in The Gambia.
Weâ€™d like to say a big, big thank you to everyone who entered. But there could only be one winner. The judgesâ€™ decisions are in. Marchâ€™s winner was a writer who had a very memorable train journey through Russia. And thatâ€™s putting it lightly. Congratulations to Paul Bingley from Suffolk. Hereâ€™s his Kindle-winning entry…
You might want to cross your legs.