In an era dominated by visual imagery, where everyone is a photographer, we tend to neglect the other senses. What does a place smell like? How does it…
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In the early 1990s I was backpacking around South East Asia when I had a brief love affair with a Dutch woman, who I’ll call K. We met on a truck in…
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Like many Western tourists, I've enjoyed taking pictures of kids in developing countries. But now I have mixed feelings.
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The sheer luck of finding myself among the first independent travellers in Vietnam for 17 years, just as this extraordinary city exploded into life to…
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From the archives: writing for the Financial Times, I spent a week in the dreamy Indian pilgrimage town of Pushkar to find a colourful collision of…
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Less than 30 years old, these images capture the Cambodian capital on the cusp of rapid change.
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In 1995, I pitched a story to The Sunday Times: I would drive around the south of Morocco in a rental car, picking up hitchhikers as a way to meet local…
The doctor shone a bright light into my right eye and uttered three words that would change my life: “Oh … my … God!” He snapped off the light. “You’ve…
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Back in the 1990s, Poste Restante was often the only way backpackers could stay in touch with the outside world. A friend or relative would write you a…
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