Category Archives: Travels

The Yangon Circle Lain Train, Myanmar

Many of the worlds big cities have an expansive metro system and a so-called ‘Circle or Loop Line’ with a variety of stations or stops that circumference the inner or outer metro areas. Moscow, London, Paris, Berlin and Beijing are all … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Myanmar, Photography, Travels

Iban bejalai body art, Borneo

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and divided among three countries: Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. The natives of Borneo consist of different tribes where each has its own language and culture, but all tribes share something in … Continue reading

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ADRA development projects in the Dry Zone, central Myanmar.

On my bus ride from Yangon to Bagan, Myanmar, I was lucky to sit next to a Project Manager from ADRA, a non-profit and international non-governmental development and relief organization working in more than 120 countries worldwide. In Myanmar, it … Continue reading

Posted in Myanmar, Travels

“Come to Myanmar, but don´t steal. The government doesn’t like competition”. – Moustache Brothers comedy team of Myanmar, performing in their small garage in Mandalay.

I just came back from my trip to Myanmar (also known as “Burma”) – home to a totalitarian military dictatorship. As a tourist, I was careful to minimise any money going to the government and was warmly welcomed by the … Continue reading

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Aki Ra, Cambodia: from a boy soldier to a United Nations landmine clearer

The aim of writing the story of Aki Ra is to highlight the horror of the landmines which are still prevalent in Cambodia, one of the things that impacted me most during my trip to this country, besides its sad … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Cambodia, Conflict, Travels

Nomadic life in Mongolia

During my trip to Mongolia, I was able to get an insight into the way of life of the Mongolian nomadic families, whose kindness and generosity seem at odds with the harshness of the unforgiving landscape. Of Mongolia’s population (2,6 … Continue reading

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“My land is for everybody, as long as people come in peace” (Abed, Al Wallaja, West Bank).

During my trips to Israel in 2009 and 2010, I took the opportunity to visit the West Bank, Palestinian territory, though most of this area has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967. I stayed at Bustan Qaraaqa, en eco-guesthouse … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Personal, Travels

Favela Jardim Ângela, São Paulo, Brazil

M’Boi Mirim is a borough of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The name comes from the Tupi language and it means “little snake”. It comprises two districts: Jardim Ângela and Campo Limpo. It is an extremely poor and violent … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Personal, South America, Travels

Nyumbani Aids House, Nairobi, Kenya

During my stay in Nairobi, I visited the Nyumbani Children´s House which was founded in 1992. It is a response to the rising number of HIV infected children born in Africa every day. Infants carry many of their mothers’ antibodies … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Kenya, Personal, Travels