Brunei. Ostentation, social control and petrol welfare

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – July 17, 2015: Façade of Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque at sunset. The mosque unites Mughal architecture and Malay styles. It’s built in an artificial lagoon on the banks of the Brunei River at Kampong Ayer.

I wasn't expecting much from the country when I arrived. My intention was to cross the northern part of Malay Borneo following the course of the rivers, from the very East part of the island to Kuching. And Brunei was there, halfway. I took a look at what the country had to offer and saw …

Altafulla – The town of thousand magic gates on Costa Daurada, in Catalonia, Spain

Altafulla is mainly known because of its beach. Costa Daurada itelf is famous for the sandy coastline and lovely beaches, but this territory is much more than that. And besides their amazing and not that much-spoiled beaches, there are a lot of interesting spots among its historical villages and towns. Altafulla is a very good …