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.
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.