At the Victoria Falls, every night illegal immigrants arrive at the border of Zimbabwe. With the help of people smugglers they are able to cross into the country under the cover of darkness. I met two smugglers, can you guess what happened next?
These incredible stories are my testimony that low-budget travel is fun, safe and leads to more unique experiences.
Getting arrested abroad is something you should always avoid. But getting arrested in a country that doesn’t even officially exist, is definitely next-level. It happened to me in Transnistria.
High up on the hills, nestled in the snowy pines, lays the abandoned bobsleigh track of the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. Scarred by the battle of the Bosnian war, it now only attracts just a handful of people per day.
Iran is not the average travel destination and remains shrouded in mystery. Read 7 things I learned from my trip to this amazing country.
Ship-breaking is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. I gained exclusive access to this obscure world of ship-recycling.
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.
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.