When looking at my previous works published online you'll notice that quite a few of them include a comprehensive text and serve as quasi-guides.
Though I firmly believe in the famous aphorism about a picture "being worth a thousand words," I have a great interest in writing as well, but because I go through such great care to make sure my writings are of a high standard in terms of grammar, factual accuracy and vocabulary; thus even the briefest opus ends up taking a great deal of time. The aforementioned facts are the main reasons why I only keep a "digital diary" of my travels, instead of the daily compositions in blogs preferred by most ardent travelers.
You'll also probably notice that a leitmotif of these pieces is the focus on supposedly "rogue" and dangerous locales (e.g. Syria).
Piece highlighting the cult of personality surrounding Fidel Castro:
A visual tour of the town of Gori, infamous not only for being Stalin's hometown, but also as the focus of Russia's military thrust into Georgia during August of 2008:
A gallery of India's most famous port, Mumbai (Bombay). Some of the pictures are from the touristy spots targeted by terrorists in recent bloody attacks on the city. Also some shots of the slums featured in the hit film, Slumdog Millionaire:
An article on the notorious anti-holocaust ary exhibition that took place in Tehran:
A piece featuring the areas of Southern Lebanon controlled by the Hezbollah:
An article on illegal production of hashish and kif in this N. African nation:
An article on the historical city of Leon which has also served for many years as the home of the leftist Sandinista movement:
A must-read for all fans of the film Apocalypse Now:
On the trials and tribulations of expat workers in the "Land of the Morning Calm:"
A collection of images of street art from around the world shown on this site in a super-cool 3-D format:
A virtual tour of Taipei: