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Kill to eat

Work That Speedo!

In another city they would be considered nuts, those guys who take the bus in bikini...

White Rage

My friends tell me the biggest struggle for Qatar is road rage. Now before you laugh and dismiss this issue...

Makeda, Mixed Couples in Algeria

Portrait of Lyria (Algerian) and Safouane (Syrian/Algerian). They live in Algiers, here are the words of three mixed couples, collected for Makeda.

City of Prisoners

Trinidad inhabitants by their window to enjoy the fresh air in the late afternoon. The bars that seal their windows give them the look of prisoners .

Sweet Andean Awakenings

By sunrise, an avocado’s in my bed. In Turkey, it was the call to prayer, in Reading (England), the soft drizzle of rain down the windows… In Medellin...

Women Don’t Touch Monks

I got scared he would fall and my first reaction was to grab him… In Bangkok, there are many boats that are used as public transportation. And security standards

Tug of Birth

Invited for lunch into a Miao home. I noticed a rope hanging from the ceiling, in the corner of the empty room.

The God of Chickenpox

We have 33 millions Gods. In the suburbs of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath is a must-see for tourists and devout Hindus.

Mac Kitty

I went to MacDonald’s to… face Japanese perfectionism. I know there's no point in talking about MacDonald's, but who cares, I'll do it anyway.

Gold to Go

Yes of course you can withdraw gold at the ATM in Dubai.

Casually Muslim

Adidas: merging today's casualness with conventional values? When I wander out into Istanbul...

No One Takes Culture

Friday, 11:30am, the Botafogo metro exit, in Rio de Janeiro. I start talking with Ramundo. He’s not wearing a shirt, has a can in his hand and a cap

A Guitar Ticket

    In Indonesia, to rally the different cities within an island, the bus is the most common mean of transportation, both well-developed and frequent. Traveling salesmen offer food

Saturday Night Fever

After flowers, bottled water, chainsaws, and towels, Istanbul on-the-road vendors selling disco balls on Saturday evening!

Window​ ​Curry​​

The best way to travel in a foreign country is often the train. It’s more authentic, more economic and a great way to see the countryside. The only problem

Bottled​ ​Fuel​​

A small stall on the side of the road selling plastic bottles filled with gas oil and unleaded gasoline… In Myanmar, most gas stations I saw were like this

​ Our​ ​Lady​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Stairs​

Chin up, dignity intact, this well-respected lady has sold tissues around the Spice Bazaar for years. Her gentle smile and proffered pack of tissue are a welcome contrast to

Thank you for the Sacrifice

In Japan, we always thank the spirit of our food once they’re cooked, I’m thanking them for their sacrifice to feed me...

Responsible for the Slaughter

Our hosts asked us if we enjoyed chicken. After having answered yes, they slit a hen’s throat in front of us...

Corned-Beef and Pasta on a Deserted Island

They are but two marooned for six months, on a deserted atoll...

Cordero from A to Z

Sure the night before, after a few glasses of wine, I was more than confident about taking part in the beast’s “preparation” but seeing it alive...

A cowboys’ BBQ

The second evening, Sandro explained that the neighboring fazenda was having a barbecue because they had just killed a cow...

Some Fish are Harder to Catch Than Others

Fishing on a frozen lake

Eat What you Kill, not What you Buy

I like to eat meat and I like wildlife. To learn how to hunt and how to butcher I went to Idaho and found a strange old man...