Dave Cornthwaite is not as well known as other adventurers who take on challenges of similar calibre. This has always confused me.
I’m in love. Ani Haas, a very attractive and very determined former U.S. Ski Team member, scared away a mother black bear that she encountered while jogging by punching it in the face. She was out for a run when she was confronted by an angry mother bear with cubs. Check out her interview on the Today Show above.
Beth Whitman, author of Wanderlust and Lipstick and two books on women’s travel, and is the women’s travel editor at Transitions Abroad is best known for her writing on solo women’s travel. She insists that women don’t have to sacrifice adventure for safety. She says, “A man who is unaware of his surroundings at a “safe” destination can be more at risk than a woman who has her act together in a place that might be considered dangerous…if she’s taking all the right precautions she can avoid most potentially dangerous situations.” This philosophy is reflected in some of the more exciting experiences that she’s had in her 22 years of travel, which include riding a motorcycle alone from Seattle to Panama, contracting giardiasis in Southeast Asia, and having a hand grenade pulled on her by drunken Cambodian soldier while crossing the country in the back of a pickup truck.
On my first day in Kota Kinabalu I got a little camera happy and went out shooting the local folks around the city. Here are a few of the pictures.
I was recently contacted for an interview by Shane Donovan at the Working Traveller. The interview was posted a couple of days ago. You can read it here: http://www.the-working-traveller.com/why-i-live-in-tainan/