Blown up engines, broken tires, broken clutch, doors falling off, broken suspension: you name it and probably it happened.
These incredible stories are my testimony that low-budget travel is fun, safe and leads to more unique experiences.
The world’s toughest men on horseback fighting over a dead goat! Kok-Boru is a dangerous sports played only in Central Asia.
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.
Christiania is a self-proclaimed state in the heart of Copenhagen. It’s notorious for its rampant cannabis trade controlled by biker gangs and off-limits for Danish authorities.
Hundreds of rusty old battle tanks, as far as the eye can see. I located a secret tank graveyard in east Ukraine only to find out it remains heavily guarded.
A day that could have sparked the country’s greatest celebration ever, ended in silence when Serbia scored 2 last-minute goals against Albania in a EURO2016 qualifier.
Under the sounds of the war raging on in and around Syria, I visited the Roman Ruins in the Hezbollah stronghold of Baalbek, Lebanon.
After pretending to be a journalist, I met with Egypt’s minister of Antiquities and managed to get myself locked up inside a 3200 year-old tomb.
While in Albania, I visited the ‘big derby’ and embedded with the most fanatic football supporters of KF Partizani: the Ultras Guerrils.
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 managed to sneak in at a tightly secured ceremony to meet up with the king of Swaziland. “Thank you for your help in our conservation efforts”, he told me.
If you have ever felt like travelling through India, then watch this video and think again. Are you up for the challenge?
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.