Mark Nicholls is an award-winning freelance travel writer and author, based in the UK. Having written for a range of national titles, specialist magazines and international websites, he also operated as a war correspondent for a number of years in locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Mark has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, adores India and is a regular visitor to the country. Turkey, Iran, Laos, Greece and Italy are also high on his list of favourite destinations. Interests include rail travel, skiing, food and the occasional spot of luxury.