Photos, travel stories, reportage and random stuff from New Zealand and around the world by Peter de Graaf
An ambitious ecological restoration project aims to return a small corner of New Zealand to the way it was before humans arrived.
Unspoiled beaches, decrepit ferries, spontaneous schoolkids and a slow-paced way of life in one of the world’s last absolute monarchies.
During the author’s visit to Rwanda locals are amused to see someone so old riding a bicycle.
Laos doesn’t have the big tourism drawcards of its better-known neighbours — but that’s all the more reason to visit this slow-paced, smile-filled land.
One of the great cities of the medieval world, Ani is today a city of ghosts marooned between bitter enemies Turkey and Armenia.
Former US President George W Bush called it part of “the Axis of Evil”. I call it one of the most fascinating and welcoming places I’ve been.
Destroyed factories, looted manhole covers, stunning scenery and staggering generosity: That was Albania in 1999.