In the summer of 2004, I worked as an actor in the Dutch-Peruvian independent film “Ruta del Jaka”. During the several months of production, we traveled to locations ranging from the Metropolitan sprawl of Lima, the Amazonian jungles of Pucallpa, the high Andes of the Cordillera Blanca, and the northern deserts of Tucume.
In the Summer of 2002, I traveled overland to Iran from Germany and back, to finally visit a country that I had been learning about remotely for over a decade. My trip lasted the whole summer, and covered several thousand miles of West-Central Eurasia by bus, boat, train, and car.
In 2003 I worked on a project that documented the use of water in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin (a region in the Middle East that joins Turkey, Syria, Kuwait, Iran and Iraq.) We traveled extensively throughout Turkey and Syria to learn how the region was being effected by the hydropolitics of electrical and agricultural projects.
After graduating from graduate school I had the opportunity to travel to Lebanon to visit some friends that lived there. I took a bus from Damascus to Beirut along the Bakaa valley.