Winter in the northern- and southernmost islands of Japan.
Travels to Kyushu: Oita, Beppu, Saiki, Ume, Fujigawachi Valley, Hoto Island, Tsukumi, Usuki Buddha, Mt. Shiroyama, Kagoshima, Sakurajima, Fukuoka, Nagasaki. Honshu: Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Kawaguchiko, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka. – in 2017
The White Building: It’s crumbling, it’s rundown and it’s facing demolition – and its home to 2500 tenants, who mostly pay rent and enjoy to live there.
Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple, Maha Shivaratri Festival
Witnessing the Maha Shivaratri Festival in Kathmandu. A wild mixture of faith and total craziness.
Tbilisi, Svenetia, Tsvirmi, Mestia
Driving through the North Kaukasus during spring time need good luck. Stones breaking lose from the mountains blocking the roads and finishing lives. The landscape is breathtaking, the food is the best I had so far and the people are wonderful.
The Gold Forest is an area off limits to everyone not into the gold business.
It is a remote stretch of land with its own rules of law. People working here don’t want to hear their names being called.
Siem Reap, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Phnom Penh
Peace is all people want – and businesses, foreign and local, take advantage of it, exploiting the country and their people to a point of no return.
Sukhumvit Road feels like little Tokyo now – wonderful modern architecture, international flair – but still traffic jams you will have nightmares from.
The long-anticipated move to the new Tokyo fish market will take place in November 2016, in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.