Travel Narrative

These first-person travel stories mostly play out in far-off places, where Victor likes to travel for adventure, seeking out emerging destination that are rewarding for their glorious nature and exotic cultures. Travel at such emerging destinations is full of surprises and outlandishness, and the excitement that Victor finds in these places shows in his narrative travel stories. And, although these stories are mainly first-person experiential stories, the stories also have a backbone of reportage that gives substance and immediacy to the destinations being written about. The author takes an angle on any given destination, and each story implicitly answers the question: why here, why now?

 

 Hallucinations in the Sahara

This travel tale recounts a long roadtrip in Libya – visiting archeological ruins, exploring the great Saharan mountains and the Berber homeland around Ghadames, and walking around Tripoli’s decaying streets – a long memorable drive in which the author mingles with normal Libyans.  

 

 Where the Vultures Circle

In the high grasslands of Tibet, the author is hosted by a clan of Tibetan nomads who live in low stooping tents made of yak hide and roam the grasslands with their large herds of grazing yaks.

 

 Trail of the Takin

On the high ridges of the eastern Himalya mountains, the author goes out searching for pandas in the wild and discovers the mystical takin – read about his trekking adventure here.

 

 Seeking Palawan

Known as the Philippines last frontier, Palawan offers boundless nature and the richest tropical waters in Asia: the author travels all over the province and waxes lyrical about the undiscovered attractions.

 

 Secrets of the Stones

Deep in the forests that surround the Plain of Jars in Laos, the authors finds that the recently-discovered clusters of megalithic stone jars and the villages of outlandish mountain people are twin attractions that make the area a new hub for adventure tourism in Asia.

 

 

WRITE SECTIONS:

Geography Features

Read features about life and nature at the geographic frontiers, and the peculiar ethnography of subcultures. [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...]

 

Victor Borg showing pictures to farmers.

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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