From Holland to Mongolia by motorbike (PHOTOS)

Ever thought of jacking it all in, jumping on a bike and getting away to some faraway land? That’s exactly what Dutch couple Pieter Grimminck and Mandy Brander did when they left their jobs for a three-month motorbike ride to Mongolia, crossing 16 countries and documenting the experience in the aptly-titled photo collection “We Want Adventure”.

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The couple’s journey is not a one-off, rather an ongoing project. “It’s about taking on new challenges and experiencing new adventures, while capturing those experiences through the lens and showing them to the world,” Brander and Grimminck write on their website.

Brander’s photography and love of travel have taken her around The Netherlands and to Australia, Japan, Indonesia and beyond. Both Brander and Grimminck are interested in helping the people they meet in these developing countries. Grimminck is working with an organic ginger producer in Nepal until 2015. Brander recently took part in a photo shoot to raise funds for a children’s home in the slums of Dharan, Nepal.

12 amazing walled cities (PHOTOS)

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The world’s most violent nations

The annual Global Peace Index measures the “peacefullness” of nations based of the levels of safety and security in society alongside the extent of domestic and international conflict and degree of miliatarisation. According to this year’s figures the world has become less peaceful over the last eight years with the gap between most and least violent widening.

 

The annual Global Peace Index measures the “peacefullness” of nations based of the levels of safety and security in society alongside the extent of domestic and international conflict and degree of miliatarisation. According to this year’s figures the world has become less peaceful over the last eight years with the gap between most and least violent widening.