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.
No more scams, threats, intimidation and losing your stuff? Based on my own travel experiences in all continents, I developed these 11 essential tips that should get any traveller safely around the world.
What was once a popular tourist destination, now has to endure persistent perceptions of being unsafe for foreigners. To try find the truth, I went inside Iran and quickly realised I have never felt so welcome and safe in my life.
Welcome to Transnistria: a frozen-conflict separatist breakaway state of Moldova not recognised by any country in the world. A place where people consider themselves Soviet citizens more than anywhere else in the world.
Kosovo’s troublesome recognition on the world’s stage makes it hard for me to decide whether it was the 50th country that I visited. While being there in March 2014, I tried to form a clearer picture of the current situation.