Geography Features

Features or reports in this section are about geographic subjects, in which Victor weaves well-researched reportage or documentary writing that’s built on the foundations of extensive research and intimate experience gleaned from immersing himself with his subjects – mostly peoples or subcultures at the fringes of human geography, and places at the frontiers of civilization. Such intersections of humans and wilderness make interesting milieus, and Victor uses this milieu to write memorable articles that blend narration and facts in profound combinations.  

  

 People of the Cave

In this ethnographical expedition, the author recounts his sojourn with a tribe of people who live in caves in a remote crater – the author ate and slept with them in the caves.

 

 Reinventing Berlin 

This essay is about the reemergence of Berlin at the heart of Europe, and how the new role of Berlin as Germany's prestigious powerhouse plays out with the city’s artistic and alternative scene that has defined Berlin for much of the last half-century.  

 

 Quest for Dorado 

The traditional wooden boats of Maltese fishermen are a quintessential tourist sight. The author joins the fishermen during a long fishing trip for dolphin fishes, and finds a way of life that is in danger of dying out.  

 

 The Heart of Borneo 

The mountains at the centre of Borneo offer some of the richest tracts of tropical forest in Southeast Asia, but the author reports that the attempts to develop a tourist industry centred on trekking and forest-living are threatened by logging.  

 

 Fireworks Frenzy 

Maltese fireworks are the most daring in the world, doing elaborate setpieces that no one else does - the author writes about Maltese pyrotechnists as true artists who are obsessed by their art form, somehow justifying the risks they take in the name of the town’s Catholic saint. 

 

WRITE SECTIONS:

Travel Narrative

Read first-person travel stories of adventures and passages in exotic travel destinations [more info...]

 

Article Features

This section has newsy features about archeology, environment, and tourism development [more info...]

 

Food Features

Read about exotic foods, with special focus on east Asian cuisines and restaurants and foodstuffs [more info...]

 

Malta Guidebooks

Check out Victor’s guidebooks about Malta mostly - and some other places [more info...]

 

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CULTURAL INSIGHT

 Victor has lived in 6 countries in 3 continents; he understands Asian cultures intimately. 

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WORLD WRITING

 Victor's creative nonfiction is varied: essays & memoirs, geography & travel, tourism & environment, columns & features 

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TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

 Victor has explored dozens of countries; he knows China, Southeast Asia, & the Mediterranean very well.

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FOODIE ZONE EAST

 Victor has written extensively about food; he has studious and practical knowledge of Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Thai & Mediterranean cuisines.

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