Guardian readers’ travel photography competition: November – the winners

Travel photographs from Guardian readers

Why I swapped investment banking for Buddhism in Bhutan

In Bhutan, humans are not dominant, but a small part of the whole’ says Emma Slade on the Himalayan kingdom she regards as her spiritual paradise

Luang Prabang, Laos, in three days: holiday itinerary

The ancient city in the north of the country is a delightful mix of exquisite temples and French colonial buildings – and a great place for cafes, restaurants, bars and shops

Indonesia beginners’ guide: Bali, Lombok, Java and Flores

This vast country’s 17,000 islands would take years to explore. As a new direct flight from the UK to Indonesia launches, we pick what to do and see plus the best hotels, food and drink in four popular destinations

Spiky, spicy, wild … arriba! Mexico’s Baja California is bliss for Lois Pryce

The cacti-dotted landscapes of Baja California give film-festival founder and adventurer Lois Pryce the thrill of the wilderness. But it’s not all prickliness on the peninsula, there are great towns, places to eat and seaside hangouts, too