Gunkanjima, Hashima, Battleship. Whatever you call the island, it is a truly remarkable place. Completely separate from the rest of Japan, this tiny spec of land would become famous for all the wrong reasons. Ever since the 007 franchise was inspired to use Hashima as a set for Skyfall, I've wanted to visit and see … Continue reading Japan’s Abandoned Mine – Gunkanjima Island
When someone asks you where you're going on holiday, would you say Fukushima? If you're as crazy and intrepid as me then YES! It is still off-limits in some places, but it is thankfully now possible to visit the exclusion zone. I've always been super intrigued by places that have either been affected by conflict … Continue reading A Visit to the Fukushima Exclusion Zone
Fogo Island, the land of fire, erupted back into life in 2014 when Pico de Fogo recorded one of the strongest eruptions ever recorded on the island. However, it's highly likely you've never even heard of it due to Cape Verde's isolation, I mean no-one cares because it isn't affecting our air travel, right? We're … Continue reading Hiking Volcanoes on Fogo Island in Cape Verde
Tourism in Bosnia Herzegovina is booming, with arrivals up year-on-year thankfully the country hasn't yet reached its peak potential in terms of tourist numbers. According to the World Bank, BiH attracted a grand total of 529,000 tourists in 2014, however most of these only usually arrive on a day trip from Croatia who in comparison welcomed … Continue reading Want to see the REAL Europe? Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Syria, once the beacon of prosperity in Middle Eastern tourism until the 2011 uprising. I previously explored the wonderful history in another article which can be found here. This post is by no means a promotion for tourism! It's simply an opportunity for those who didn't get the chance to see what fascinating places this country features. All … Continue reading Pre-war Syria in photos