The wonders of the Muslim world that my children will never get to see

More often than not, my most memorable travel experiences happened in Muslim countries. I can’t see the same happening in a generation’s time

I celebrated Eid in a sandy bay in Sri Lanka, watching from the warm, shallow sea as gaggles of local Muslims in holiday mood sauntered past to congregate at the public end of the beach about half a mile away. Since they looked so much more colourful, picturesque and exotic than the tourists in the security-guarded enclave where I was, I thought I’d wander down to take a few snaps.