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The day I didn’t get shot on the line of control

Hearing gunfire echo around the valley reminded us that we were not in the Swiss Alps!We silently contemplated the prospect of spending a night in the woods, acknowledging that we were unlikely to all wake up in the morning.

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Shimmer and shine it’s Vietnam time!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: VISA: For many nationalities, visa can be bought on arrival and apply online.  http://www.vietnamvisapro.com CURRENCY: Besides the US

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Stairway to the clouds – Mua Caves in Vietnam

Epic limestone karsts rise out of the green rice fields for miles around to give the landscape a middle-earth feel. The misty cloud that characterises the area further adds to the effect and creates a wonderful contrast with the brilliant green paddies below.

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Into the Labyrinth

Perhaps the most striking thing about a visit to Cu Chi is the incredible resourcefulness of the soldiers who lived and fought at Cu Chi. Everything was reused or recycled.

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How to be an Olympian without qualifying

The Winter Olympics always held a certain magic for me. An inaccessible dream. In the last few months, the dream became a reality and I saw first hand what it takes to make the magic happen.

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Before She Wakes

India is a kind of madness one can’t explain; it is the sound of 1.3 billion people trying to make life happen. The noise is incessant: endless hooting (horn blowing), the push and shove of tuk-tuks, cars, busses and bicycle rickshaws, not to mention the persistent shouts of vendors.

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Endless possibilities

About three hours into the flight, my wife was woken by a commotion at the back of the plane and noticed that our satchel-clinging companion was no longer at our side.

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