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Japanese Food

Japanese Food (Survival Guide)

For a long time I’ve thought about creating a guide to the intricacy that is Japanese cuisine – especially since there is so much food out there that many foreigners haven’t heard of. So whether you’re stuck in some dodgy alley in Harajuku and aren’t sure exactly what you ordered, or you’re in London and […]

Forest gods

Forest Gods (Japan 2014)

Too often do overlook the natural beauty of the countries that we visit – the creeks, the caves, the mountains, the deadly creatures of the Australian bush that almost all want to kill you. This beauty that has inspired art, architecture, religions and entire civilization.

Traditions

Traditions (Japan 2014)

Traveling (or actually almost everything in my life) is like sex. The first time you meet someone there is a certain excitement, a newness to it all. The second time, however, that buzz is gone. You notice all the little flaws that you missed the first time round, but you also become less clumsy, more sure of […]

Tannery

The Maze (Morocco #5)

Humanity must indeed have some perverse fascination with mazes. This seems to be the only explanation of why urban planning ends up creating cities with no street names (Tokyo), streets with dead ends in stinky canals (Venice), and don’t even get me started on slums. With this in mind, enter Fes…

Camel time

On my camel (Morocco #4)

It is exciting, to be on an adventure. To wake up not knowing exactly where you are (just like after a wild night in London), knowing that you need to hit the road before the sun shines too bright (just like after a wild night in London, when you don’t want to be walking the walk […]

Desert's reach

Desert’s Reach (Morocco #3)

There comes a time when man must leave the sanctuary that the city offers and venture deep within the wild. The desert was calling, with its promises of camels, dunes and merciless heatstrokes. Sure, it wouldn’t be such a dangerous and daring adventure – due to the lack of money and a driving licence. But […]

Souks

Souks (Morocco #2)

Once you manage to dodge the snake handlers and the monkey dudes, the entrance to a mystical place of shopping awaits you – the souks. It’s a proper labyrinth of shops selling spices, olives, clothes, jewellery, meats and probably even children if you look closely. The hassling tends to be at a minimum, and to […]

Snake Charmers

Snake Charmer (Morocco #1)

  Vendors poured on the streets like ants on a fresh carcass, the sun relentlessly baking everything it set its sights on. There was heat and chaos all around, but if one was lucky, a breeze with the scent of jasmine would bless your face and nostrils for a fraction of a second.