You may call it disaster tourism. Weeks after it happened I went to see what it was like at the site of the 2015 Beirut bombings, deep inside a Hezbollah stronghold.
These days travellers are much more often in conflict zones than you would think. Here are ways to assess the safety situation before heading out to the danger zone.
Under the sounds of the war raging on in and around Syria, I visited the Roman Ruins in the Hezbollah stronghold of Baalbek, Lebanon.
These pictures show the struggles, desperation, boredom but also happiness and hope of those on the run for war and poverty, in search for a life of dignity and peace.
I went straight into the heart of Hillbrow, Johannesburg’s most feared neighbourhood. I learned more about the hijacking of buildings and how residents deal with the ever present threat of gangs that rule the streets.
During the summer of 2014 I travelled the deadliest road of Mozambique. Under military escort I travelled between Save and Muxungue in Central Mozambique. This is my report.
Sloviansk was once a stronghold of the separatists in east Ukraine, until after months of shelling the Ukrainian army took it back. I visited this city in Donbass to see for myself the aftermath of the siege of Sloviansk.
Armoured vehicles, ballistic missiles and heavy air-defence systems driving down the central street of Kyiv. I attended a military parade on Ukraine’s 23rd anniversary of national independence.