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An alternative kidnap

If you ever have the misfortune of imagining being kidnapped abroad, perhaps thoughts of bald, tattooed drug smugglers, hostage holders and even pirates spring to mind. I was kidnapped in India…by a friendly, middle-aged school-teacher. We were down by the … Continue reading

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The Walking Train

You want us to walk down the train tracks?  For ten miles? To the next village? With our backpacks on?  I nodded eagerly. He shrugged his shoulders in defeated agreement. Was this really the same person who thought there was … Continue reading

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Lacy Black Pants

Lacy Black Pants Being on the road for days at a time does hold its fair share of problems. Staying one night here, one night there, one on a bus, one in a shed, meant I was running pretty low … Continue reading

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Race Against Darkness

Race Against Darkness Five mopeds tore through the dusty dirt tracks of Puerto in a race against darkness. Nine riders, faces caked with a thick orange dust. Leisurely I licked a layer of grime from my teeth. The sun was … Continue reading

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Fish Murderer

Fish Murderer… A fishing trip with new friends? Sounds like a plan. Sure, I hate the thought of fishing, but who doesn’t fancy another swim in piranha and penis-fish infested waters? Plus…who the hell is going to catch anything when … Continue reading

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Post Weed Paranoia

The jungle was alive with noises as we paced along the overgrown path, filled with anticipation. There they were! The first set of slightly slippery, almost vertical wooden ladders. We eagerly rushed up, excited and ready for the next challenge. … Continue reading

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A Shower to Remember…

I squeezed my way out of the crammed minivan, tripped over an old man’s foot that was sticking out at a ridiculous angle and tumbled onto the part- baked pavement beneath me. It was a good job I had my … Continue reading

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