A region home to ‘the most hospitable people’ is slowly getting ready for tourism once again. I went there ahead of the crowds to see what to expect.
I Watched The Bizarre India Pakistan Border Closing Ceremony
Soldiers from two nuclear super power engaging in a bizarre and hostile standoff every day. This is my detailled photo report from both sides of the line.
Forbidden Hitchhiking to the ‘Door to Hell’ in Turkmenistan
A detailled account of me trying to reach a giant burning hole in the middle of nowhere in the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan.
A Massive Soviet-Style Military Parade in Minsk
A mighty show of military force, you would almost think the Cold War in Belarus never ended. Check out these pictures to see for yourself.
I took secret pictures of Greek Antifa clashing with police in Athens
A neighbourhood where everyone is welcome, except the police. Exarcheia is a stronghold of the anti-establishment movement, located in the Greek capital Athens.
Visiting Burj Al-Barajneh, the Site of the 2015 Beirut Bombings
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.
Travelling to Dangerous Places: Safety Assessment Tips
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.
Is It Safe to Visit the Baalbek Ruins in Lebanon?
Under the sounds of the war raging on in and around Syria, I visited the Roman Ruins in the Hezbollah stronghold of Baalbek, Lebanon.
Refugees and Volunteers in the Balkans: Faces Behind the Numbers
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.
In the Heart of Hillbrow: Johannesburg’s Most Feared Neighbourhood
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.
Travelling Mozambique’s Deadliest Road under Military Escort
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.
Hanging out with People Smugglers in Africa
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?
Getting Arrested by the KGB, in a Country That Doesn’t Officially Exist
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.