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.
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
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.