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.
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.
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.