Visiting North Korea in the early 2000s

Visiting North Korea in the early 2000s

What it was like to visit North Korea as a tourist nearly twenty years ago *Note: all the photos in this post are scans of the film originals – hence the terrible quality!* I used to work for a UK-based upmarket tour operator called Bales Worldwide. Sadly, the...
A journey through pre-civil war Syria

A journey through pre-civil war Syria

Featuring photographs from my ‘Back in the Day’ visit to Syria In the autumn of 2005, six years before the start of the civil war, I spent ten days travelling around Syria. The cities I visited and the architectural wonders that I saw blew my mind and to...
Postcards from the Past: Europe

Postcards from the Past: Europe

We were back in the UK recently and while rummaging through one of our numerous boxes of stuff that my parents allow us to keep in storage at their house, I came across a batch of postcards that I wrote over twenty years ago. My father collected all the postcards and...

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