By Lonely Planet, Tony Wheeler
Greedy Lords, dubious heroes, wicked relations and innocents in peril - todays world sounds like a grim fairy tale! Travelling along the infamous Axis of Evil led to Tony Wheeler's Bad Lands now he's going deeper into the world's darkest corners to explore a rogue's gallery of troubled nations.
Every country has its issues, but some issues seem so riled, so stubborn, so bizarre, you can only shake your head. Tony Wheeler trains his well-travelled eyes on some of these places and tries to gain an understanding on how things got so messed up.
Along the way he gets stoned (of the thrown variety) in Palestine, scores a speeding ticket in Zimbabwe, gets arrested for photographing a bar in the Congo, and visits Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad in Pakistan.
Join Tony and find out if there s a happily-ever-after in these tales from the dark side.