I'm a travel writer and freelance journalist, originally from London, living in Berlin and working all over the world. My interests focus particularly on the former communist world, isolated countries, police states and really any country where few people venture.

I write books for Lonely Planet, do freelance journalism and have worked as a documentary producer for the BBC, Discovery Channel, Channel 4 and the History Channel. Please feel free to drop me a message if you'd like to discuss commissioning work, using my photos or just to say hello.

Sadly I'm unable to enter into correspondence with people regarding personal travel advice. I get dozens of requests a week for this kind of information and it's simply not realistic for me to try and help everybody.