"I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel."
- Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."
- St. Augustine
Link to a description of my first book of travel photography
published in November 2008 by The Key Publishing House Inc.
Travels in the Breast
Ferry to Fuzhou
Boat to Wuzhou, Bus to Yangshuo
Yangshuo and Guilin
Sjors and Marvin, Guilin to Kunming
The Yangtze to Yueyang
Dreams of Home
Xinjiang: A Journey to the Far West
(published in Mengembara [Singapore], December 1985)
The Green Fields of Antioquia (Medellín)
(excerpts published in Peace Magazine, Jan./Feb. 1995)
The Silence of Armero/El Silencio de Armero
(Spanish translation published in La Prensa [Vancouver], 12 November 1994.)
The Heart of the Matter (Bogotá)
The Dalmatian Coast
Havana - Santa Clara - Remedios - Trinidad
Trinidad - Sancti Spíritus - Camagüey - Havana
Welcome to the Jungle: A Short Walk in the Ecuadorean Amazon(1997)
No Man's Land: The Battlefields of Northern France (1989)
(published in the Montreal Gazette, 11 November 1989.)
A Taste of Paradise in Haiti (Yes, Haiti)
Springtime in Palestine: The Intifada Becomes A Way of Life (1989)
(excerpts published in Canadian Dimension, October 1989)
Seven Years On (1986)
(published in two parts in Latin America Connexions, 1986)
Nicaragua, 1991: After the Earthquake (1991)
(published in four parts in Latin America Connexions in 1991, and as CDAS
Discussion Paper No. 68, Centre for Developing-Area Studies, Montréal, 1993.)
Letters from Managua (1998)
South Africa: "A Mortal Blow to Racism" (1995)
(published in The Jordan Times [Amman, Jordan], 24 July 1995)
Photographs by Adam Jones
Series I: Just Deserts
Wadi Rum, Jordan (1995)
Siwa Oasis, Egypt (1989) (b & w)
The White Desert, Egypt (1989) (b & w)
Turfan Oasis, Xinjiang, China (1984)
Mosque at Turfan, China (1984)
Series II: Europe
Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow (1997)
Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg (1997)
Artillery Museum, St. Petersburg (1997)
The Kremlin, Moscow (1997)
17th-century Wall, Denmark (1997)
Christo Wraps the Reichstag, Berlin (1995)
Façade, Eastern Berlin (1995)
Vimy Ridge (1989) (b & w)
Moonrise: Oystermouth, Wales (1999)
Series III: Latin America
Copán, Honduras (1996)
Santa Fé de Antioquia, Colombia (1994)
El Retiro, Colombia (1994)
San Agustín, Colombia (1994)
Amazon Flora, Ecuador (1997)
Seventh Anniversary of the Nicaraguan Revolution (1986)
Street Scene, Puebla, México (2000)
Cathedral, Puebla, México (2000)
Dusk, Cholula, México (2000)
Jiayuguan, China (1984)
Matagalpa, Nicaragua (1986)
Tierradentro, Colombia (1994)
Train to Santa Clara, Cuba (1998)
(visits shorter than three days are not included;
country's name as at time of visit.)
L = Lived
M = Multiple Visits
Argentina (M) - Australia (L) - Austria - Belgium - Benin - Bolivia - Bosnia and Herzegovina (M) - Brazil (M) - Burkina Faso - Cambodia - Canada (L) - China (People's Republic) (L) - Colombia (M) - Costa Rica (M) - Croatia - Cuba (M) - Czech Republic - Czechoslovakia - Denmark - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Egypt - Ethiopia - Fiji - France - Germany (M) - Ghana - Greece - Guatemala - Haiti - Honduras - Hong Kong - Hungary (M) - India - Indonesia (M) - Iran - Iraq (Kurdistan) - Israel/Palestine (West Bank & Gaza) (M) - Italy (M) - Jamaica - Japan (M) - Jordan (M) - Kosovo - Laos - Latvia - Macedonia - Malawi - Malaysia (M) - México (L) - Montenegro - Morocco - Mozambique - The Netherlands - New Zealand - Nicaragua (M) - Norway - Panama - Paraguay - Peru (M) - Poland (M) - Portugal - Romania - Russia (M) - Rwanda (M) - Singapore (L) - South Africa (M) - Spain (M) - Swaziland - Switzerland (M) - Syria - Tanzania - Thailand (M) - Turkey (M) - Uganda - United Kingdom (L) - United States (L) - Uzbekistan - Vietnam - Yugoslavia - Zimbabwe
Bulgaria - East Germany - El Salvador - Gibraltar - Iceland - Macau - Mozambique - Pakistan (Karachi) - Qatar - Slovakia - Togo - Zambia
Most beautiful countries: Colombia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Malaysia, Laos, Rwanda, (ex-)Yugoslavia. Most beautiful big cities: Cape Town (South Africa), Cartagena (Colombia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Havana (Cuba), Jerusalem (Israel/Palestine), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Prague (Czech Republic), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Sevilla (Spain), Kazan (Russia) (link to photo), Vancouver (Canada). Most beautiful small cities/towns: Bruges (Belgium), Cachoeira (Brazil), Copán (Honduras), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Ribe (Denmark), Santa Fé de Antioquia (Colombia - link to photo). Favourite big cities: Istanbul, Barcelona, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, New York City, Cairo. Most boring big city: Amman (Jordan). Most magnificent sites/sights: Machu Picchu (Peru), Angkor (Cambodia), Borobodur (Indonesia), Copán (Honduras), Tikal (Guatemala), Egyptian Museum (Cairo), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), British Museum Manuscript Room (London), Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City). Most haunting: Armero (Colombia) (link to The Silence of Armero), Srebrenica (link to Bosnia photo galleries), Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland), Murambi (Rwanda), Hiroshima (Japan), the Somme (France) (link to No Man's Land). Best places you may never have heard of: Kazan (Russia), Santa Fé de Antioquia (Colombia), Ribe (Denmark), Siwa Oasis (Egypt), Xinjiang (China).
Friendliest people: Haitians, Australians, Cubans, South Indians, Iranians. Loveliest landscapes: Bosnia/Herzegovina, British Columbia, Cape of Good Hope, Quiché highlands (Guatemala), Laos, Turkey. Most magnificent buildings: Sancta Sophia Mosque in Istanbul; Qala'at al-Hosn/Crac des Chevaliers, 12th-century Crusader castle, Syria (link to photo). Most attractive people: Cubans, Spaniards. Best food: Cairo, Istanbul, Singapore, South India, Vancouver. Worst food: Cuba (unless in a private home). Best bread: Jordan, Turkey. Best beer: Cooper's Ale, South Australia. Best beers in countries where you wouldn't expect to find great beers: Amstel (Jordanian version), Club Colombia (brewed since 1889), Victoria (Nicaragua), Prestige (Haiti), Beerlao (Laos), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (USA). Greatest innovation in travel since the invention of the jet airplane: the Internet.
Cheapest country: Choose your hyper-inflationary situation: Nicaragua (1986), Poland (1989). Hyper-inflation aside: Egypt, Argentina during the last crisis. Most expensive: Japan, Switzerland, Norway. Most overrated countries: France (the Côté d'Azur is a joke), Jamaica (sociopathic males). Most underrated: Colombia, Germany. Most countries visited in the space of 16 hours: Five (Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Mexico -- thanks to the "milk run" on Lloyd Aereo Boliviano). Cleanest city: Singapore (nice place to live, no need to visit there). Places I can't believe I've never been: Canada more than about 200 miles north of the U.S. border; the U.K. apart from England and two days in WalesImpending journeys:Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda (again), and Ukraine in Summer 2013. North India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), and Sri Lanka in 2014.
Mom&Dad&Craig, Fabiola, Griselda, Lindsey, Marvin, Miriam, Rick, Tomi and Karin, "Don Antonio," Wilburg.
"Always the same alloy of panic and joy at the moment of departure. It is like losing your foothold in a great love affair. What will happen now? I have no idea. All I know is that I have just thrown myself out into it."
- Sven Lindqvist
Created by Adam Jones, 1998.
Last updated: 25 December 2013.