Let me interrupt the normal proceedings of my blog to introduce you to someone, in case you haven’t seen him before.
Why is he in the spotlight today? I mean have you seen this guy talk? Or walk? Or laugh? Well, you get the point.
In case you don’t watch National Geographic, he is the host of Don’t tell my mother in which he shoots in places that are considered to be dangerous. Places like Pakistan, Bosnia, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea and so many others. I started watching the show because I really liked how different it was from the other travel shows. You see things that you didn’t know existed. I mean really, it would be worth getting Cable just to watch this show.
Well, I wouldn’t say I liked him instantly. I used to watch this series and then gradually started noticing how witty, smart, intelligent, charming and dashing this guy is.
Now I don’t miss a single episode of ‘Don’t tell my mother’ if possible. Please do watch it if you can. Even if you don’t like him, you might discover a new favorite show 🙂
Here is Diego Bunuel’s profile (from Wikipedia, in case you are too lazy like me to click on links). I think it’s really impressive.
Diego received his bachelor’s degree from the Northwestern University (major: journalism; minor: politics) and then interned for various newspapers such as the Times Picayune in New Orleans, the San Francisco Examiner, the Saint Louis Post Dispatch, the Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune before going to work for the Sun Sentinal as lead crime reporter.
In 2000, he did his French military service in Bosnia and was stationed in Sarajevo—which led him to a specialization in “war reporting”. Back to France, he started working for the press agency CAPA as a war correspondent. He covered 9/11, the 2001 US intervention in Afghanistan, was embedded with the US Marine Corp in 2003 for a month as his unit traveled from Kuwait to Baghdad. After that he went on to follow the war in Eastern Congo, the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Yasser Arafat’s funeral in Ramallah and did a special report on the rise of Evangelical Christians in George Bush’s America, among some 50 other news stories.
In 2006 he shot the first episode of the series Don’t Tell My Mother,co-produced by Canal+ and the National Geographic Channel, where he offers a new look on rarely traveled areas affected by conflicts and wars such as Afghanistan, Colombia, North Korea, Congo, Venezuela, Israel, Iran, Iraq, The Balkans (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo) and Pakistan. The episode in Pakistan is regularly blocked on national geographic channel in Pakistan and also been removed from YouTube.
In 2008 Diego created his own production studio named, Explorer Productions.
Have you seen this series? I know many of you like traveling,but do you watch any travel shows? Other than ‘Don’t Tell My Mother’, I watch No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, Globe Trekker, Discovery Atlas and Samantha Brown shows (although this one I don’t watch that regularly).