Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.

See fast-changing Baku in Azerbaijan, with its eye-popping architecture like the Heydar Aliyev Centre designed by Zaha Hadid.

The new bucket list: 15 incredible journeys

Pack your bags - there are a wealth of brand new journeys by car, coach, train, ship, bicycle and old-fashioned shoe sole for the frustrated traveller in all of us.

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