Brezovica ski resort, Kosovo, summer 2000

Letter from Kosovo

Pristina, 2001 – Summer is here and the longest day has just passed. The tourism season is in full swing … More

Balibo 5 graffiti, Timor Leste 2013

Balibo Tourist

Timor Leste, 2013 – We have been told that the road to the west is terrible and that only a … More

A lagoon on Nauru

Nauru 2013

– Out of the blue I received a call from a colleague who’d recently sold his Pacific Islands trading business. … More

Mini buses at the bus station in Bacau, East Timor

By Bus to Baucau

Timor Leste 2013 – Our trip to Baucau was adventurous enough for us. Traveling in a well-worn bus with Timorese … More

Mural painted by Alfonso Ossorio in Negros Occidental, Philippines, 1950

The Angry Christ

Manila, 2016 – I was told to be ready to be picked up from my hotel at 5pm. We were … More

Red Cross team at work in the central highlands of Ethiopia in 1974of

Ethiopia 1974

One Sunday in early January 1974, we were enjoying the usual family roast lunch watching a BBC Panorama program,  reported … More