Mara Budgen

Head International Editor

I have several passions: discovering new cultures, learning languages, exploring nature, climbing and eating well, of course. I studied in the United Kingdom, have worked in Italy and traveled in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Sometimes I get dizzy because I can’t stay still. I still want to see the world and discover different lifestyles, because diversity is what fascinates me most.

Favourite quote: “Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same” (Michel Foucault)

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Return to Fukushima, 10 years later

Return to Fukushima, 10 years later

Ten years have passed since the 11 March 2011 disaster, but this chapter is far from over. Travelling through Fukushima, renewal and destruction can be seen side by side, sometimes separated only by a road.

The Omo Valley, where life flows with the river

The Omo Valley, where life flows with the river

The tribes of the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia live in close contact with nature and the river they depend on. We explore how their ancestral ways of life are being threatened by the impacts of a mega-dam, climate change and a booming tourism industry, in this exclusive reportage.