Swedens far north is bearing the brunt of global warming, and, as much of Lapland’s population relies on its polar climate for their livelihoods, the effects are starting to be felt.
Mid of March 2020 the lock down came full force. European borders were closed. People in Berlin were allowed to do walks and go to the supermarket. Usedom, at the Baltic sea, was a ghost island during Eastern 2020.
Kargil town is a frontier district, during my visit, Kashmir was under security lockdown.
Japanese Year End Shopping in Fukuoka and Kyoto
Ohio, Arizona, Nogales, Tucson, Warren, Arivaca
Traveling in the United States of America 2017: one year with Trump
The White Building is one of Phnom Penh’s most notorious apartment buildings, one that many locals consider a slum.
The highlander tribes in the northeast of Cambodia have lost their battle – even though there are Highlander Associations and diverse NGOs trying to do their best to protect them from land-grabbing.
Once the forest is chopped off and sold, the land is used for heavy mono-culture farming by foreign and local investors. Ratanakiri translates into “the Gem Mountain” – mining for semi-precious stones has been done here for more than 40 years.
The Gold Forest is an area off limits to everyone not into the gold business. It is a very remote stretch of land with its own rules of law. Read the story here.
The long-anticipated move to the new Tokyo fish market will take place in November 2016, in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
In 2014 I was doing research for a documentary about dictators’ cooks. I visited the cook of the former Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, in the north of Cambodia.
18 days on the road in 2006 – the last year Bhutan was under the rule of the Emperor, the Dragon King of Bhutan. Bhutan, a country with less than a million people, has a dress code, so called Ghos and Kiras – and lots of red rubber boots. Bhutan, worshipping the phallus an esoteric symbol for the Bhutanese. Ornate, wooden penises decorate doorways, hang off from rooftops and are painted on the sides of homes. They fend off evil spirits. Fresh weed is fed to Bhutan’s farm animals; it makes them slow and relaxed and they put on weight easily. Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital has human traffic lights, police officers dancing like ballerinas, regulating traffic. Bhutan also does not sell Coca Cola or similar sweet sins. The King fights Caries and Adipositas. Smoking is not allowed in all of Bhutan. Everything is under control and people willingly follow the rules. To call Bhutan paradise is to call an authoritarian regime Shangri-La.