Gavin Thomas

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Gavin Thomas is a UK-based freelance travel journalist specialising in Arabia and South Asia. He is the author of the Rough Guide to Dubai and Frommer’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi Day by Day, while other writing credits include the Rough Guide to Oman, Rough Guide to Sri Lanka, Berlitz Guide to Sri Lanka, DK Eyewitness Top 10 Delhi, and the Rough Guides to Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra, India, Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia. He has also contributed to numerous other guidebooks, magazines and websites.

Posts by Gavin Thomas

You asked...we answered!

  • 1
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    You can never have enough pairs of clean socks.

  • 2
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    Your own hometown. Why not bring the same curiosity you have when you travel somewhere new to the place you actually live in?

  • 3
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    Being shot by bandits in Mexico. You don’t get much more surprising than that.

  • 4
    Who would you choose as a seatmate on a cross-continential road trip?

    Am I allowed five? The best journeys are always quirky, off-beat and just a little bit surreal, so I reckon having the entire surviving cast of Monty Python along for the ride would be pretty much ideal.