Freelance writer, researcher, photographer and documentary filmmaker specialising in arts and culture, environment and society, and travel in East Africa, South East Asia & Europe mainly.
Many of us who grew up in Western countries were brought up to believe in a very narrow definition of beauty, and the media pounding us with images of skinny, fair top models with long hair hasn’t helped.
But really, what is beauty? The Mursi people help us redefine beauty — a multi-faceted word which can mean different things to different people.
Kenya is a well-known travel hotspot, but not many look beyond the classic safari route. Those who do, however, quickly understand that this is a land that offers incredible opportunities for the thrill seeker, nature addict, beach bum and culture lover.
Needing some time in nature to find peace of mind, I booked a flight to Guatemala. What better destination than the magical Lake Atitlan — a place sacred to the Maya — to do just that? The lake, a place believed to be a great energy vortex, has become one of my happy places where I can go to seriously unwind.
Antenna works with the blind and deaf to design adaptive museum tours using indoor positioning technology to allow independent navigation and create immersive narratives.
When looking at the travel patterns and experiences of people with disabilities, research shows that they tend to travel in large numbers and spend considerable amounts of money. Even so, obstacles remain. The number of people with disabilities is expected to augment drastically in the next couple of years, therefore it has become crucial to find ways to overcome these challenges.
Maximón is a master shape shifter, reconciling religious traditions and offering guidance to indigenous Mayans who venerate him in Guatemala. He is also a heavy drinker and smoker.
A source of ancient knowledge that guides us in the modern world. How the Mayan calendar works: astrology to understand spirituality and the world after the predictions of 2012.
‘I didn’t choose traditional music, I chose music. But in tradition, I find my roots and I wouldn’t be able to do anything without that.’ Mighty Popo is both a well-known artist and director of Rwanda’s first public music school.
Kaya Kinondo is a sacred forest in Coastal Kenya originally home to the Digo people. Thanks to successful conservation efforts, they now live nearby and use the forest as a place of worship.
With the degradation of Kenya’s coastal forests colobus monkeys are struggling to survive. We visit the Colobus Conservation centre, working to save these rare animals.
Growing up in Western countries, we are often brought to believe in a somewhat narrow definition of beauty, and the media doesn’t really help much in broadening our minds.
“Yet, beauty is a multi-faceted concept which can mean different things depending on whom you talk to.”
We talk to Avo Kaprealian, the documentary filmmaker who shares a compelling account of everyday life in war-torn Aleppo. The city he once called home.
Three new cubs were spotted in Akagera National Park in Rwanda. Lions were reintroduced last June and tourism has spiked ever since.