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 I used to work for a UK-based upmarket tour operator called Bales Worldwide. Sadly, the company no longer exists but, in its day (and when I worked for them), Bales had a reputation for...
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...
In Photos: The Roman City of Leptis Magna in Libya

In Photos: The Roman City of Leptis Magna in Libya

Every now and then I look through some of our old photos and consider if I can do anything with them in order to make them presentable and worthy of a post on our blog. I have visited Libya twice, both times were during the reign/dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi and...

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