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Danger Up Ahead – Bring It

by Globetrooper Lauren | 4 Responses
Danger Ahead - Bring It

‘There are still cannibals out there, you know.’

That was one of the first melodramatic responses from my family when I told them I was joining a two-month desert expedition. I’ll never forgot that comment, nor forget to bring it up at each and every Christmas gathering. Though in truth, the reaction was somewhat warranted.

Risk-taking is a part of every day life, even crossing the street (especially here in India). But unlike crossing the street, at some point we have to take the risk of adventure seriously. And it’s only with my latest expedition, the Gobi 2011, that I’ve had to seriously consider the consequences of tramping into the unknown.

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Posted in Gobi 2011, Mongolia | April 11th, 2011

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