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Orangutan Hand Shake!

Posted on February 14th, 2018

A pause along a jungle path

As I reluctantly heaved my muddy, sweaty back pack onto my shoulders one more time that mid morning in northern Sumatra I couldn’t help thinking how the final day of my jungle hike had not gone quite as planned. Sure, there were the leaches, the mud, the humidity not to mention the mosquito bites to contend with but what had just happened was on an entirely new level that had gotten my pulse racing. Read More


On Top of the World……. and out of breath

Posted on February 14th, 2018

The Setting

On that fresh September morning in the town of Leh in Ladakh, I was gripped by a weird mix of anticipation for what was about to unfold later in the day and some laughable “man flu” self commiseration caused, to be honest, by just a hint of altitude discomfort. Read More


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