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A Tale of Two Mountains

A Mountain in Tibet I had not trained to hike a mountain. Especially not in the foothills of the Himalayas. Certainly not for a three-day hike while carrying a backpack weighing at least forty pounds. But sometimes we do things we never dreamed of doing. Sometimes we face trials that we never expected. That’s what happened… Continue reading A Tale of Two Mountains

China · Perspective

A Lesson I Learned on The Great Wall of China

I am afraid of heights. To be more accurate, I am terrified of falling from great heights. I imagine that’s what most people mean when they say they are “afraid of heights.” My fear includes walking along high ledges, dangling in a ski lift chair far above the ground, looking down from the roofs of tall buildings, walking… Continue reading A Lesson I Learned on The Great Wall of China