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Decompression

It shouldn’t be physically possible to get from Namibia to England in less than a week, because mentally it is impossible to adjust in 24 hours from the raw, earthy African wilderness to the sterile, consumerist, and claustrophobic green and … Continue reading

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Daring, danger and death

Last night I watched the first episode of Walking the Nile, a documentary in which former Army officer and Afghanistan veteran Levison Wood walked more than 4,000 miles through Africa  from the source of the Nile in Rwanda to the shores of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Jordan! An ode to Zuhair

“Welcome to Jordan!” Our leader said. “It’s a peaceful country, there’ll be no bloodshed. With me the best guide in Jordan you’ve got, So listen to me, and smile a lot! Listen to me, and don’t worry at all, You’re … Continue reading

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