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India, Where Anything, Everything and Nothing Can Disrupt Your Plans

India, Where Anything, Everything and Nothing Can Disrupt Yo

When I was a student in Chennai, my classmates and I visited a small village in Tamil Nadu. I remember the village girls giggling at us and passing comments on how weak city girls were. Each girl from the village carried three buckets to our one.

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Petit Gâteau

Petit Gâteau

We sat making small talk, nothing thrilling, but as I drank more of the wine, he became more interesting. I didn’t resist after a while, when he leaned in for the kiss. Back to his place. The sex was mediocre. But I was drunk so moaned too loud and fell off the bed.

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Parkour

Wall Run

Learn how to do a hand stand, run up a wall, and walk on your hands with these great tips from Parkour Trainer Dan Dinu.

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Diepolder Cave

Diepolder Cave

To the right you see a small pitiful looking pond covered with green scum. I remember thinking to myself, "This might not be worth all the hype." I remember thinking that I hoped we hadn't just wasted a bunch of time and money. Later I'll feel pretty foolish for that thought.

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25 Things I’ve Learned From Ultras, Bike Tours, and Trekking

25 Things I’ve Learned From Ultras, Bike Tours, and Trekking

All about gear, food, training, and attitude.

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Flat Out Like a Lizard Drinking

kangaroo

Our front yard is often host to stray horses, sheep, feral rabbits, echidna’s, Kangaroo’s and the odd feral goat. Brown Snakes are plentiful and highly venomous.

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Iquitos, First Days

Houses in Belen, Iquiots, Peru

I woke up in the middle of the night with a headache, itchy skin, red welts on my body. Took a shower, it didn’t help. Stomach pains. Afraid it’s malaria. Emailed dad in the USA, asked him what Malaria looks like. He said he’d ask Susan. Susan said it’s not Malaria . . . .

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Cat Calls

Cat Calls

The best and worst catcalls I ever received were in Morocco where men would just shout out the names of American celebrities they knew, like Lady Gaga. It was either that or "Fish and chips!" and "God save the queen!"

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Moon Light

Moonlight

I tried, I really did. I gave myself pep talks, I wore unattractive underwear, did not shave my legs, but in the end, I spectacularly failed at my long distance relationship . . . .

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If a Thing’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing to Extremes

Extreme

“Why can’t you do anything normally?” I lost count of the number of times my parents said that to me before I’d started senior school. “Why do you always have to take it to extremes?” I didn’t understand the question at the time . . . .

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