Just touched down in the Qantas business lounge at Sydney airport. I have a panoramic view of the city and ringside seat to see the planes take off. Is there anywhere more exciting to be than an airport?

I have a huge sense of anticipation about what lies ahead – good times, probably some bad ones, too. Hopefully a lot of fun and adventure and lots to learn about myself and the world.

The sights, sounds and smells of Bangkok await me. I land there 730pm local time, so will be thrown straight into the cultural lions den. Watch this space…