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Dengue in India — By Jennifer Shipp
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Dengue in India — By Jennifer Shipp

As we flew into Delhi on August 8th, I read about the outbreak of Dengue Fever happening in Delhi this year. I’d expected problems like Dengue in the south while we were in the state of Tamil Nadu in  Chennai. Before traveling there, I’d expected Chennai to be fairly “wet” and humid. I figured that mosquitos would be more of a problem in the south than in Delhi, but apparently, I was wrong.
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No Reservations. No Regrets: Driving Western Turkey — By Jennifer Shipp
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No Reservations. No Regrets: Driving Western Turkey — By Jennifer Shipp

In 2010, I was terrified about our first overseas trip. My terror had infected my psyche on so many levels that by the time our plane leaned into the airport in Istanbul, Turkey and I caught my first glimpse of the pink rooftops in the city, my spirit had left my body and it was standing in the aisle screaming. Turkey was the first country I ever saw outside of the U.S. and I imagined our trip would go ...
Trading Comfort for Awe — By Jennifer Shipp
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Trading Comfort for Awe — By Jennifer Shipp

On the slow descent downward, I didn’t know that my parachute hadn’t opened all the way.

The man on the radio said, “Toggle right,” and I toggled right. He said, “Toggle left,” and I toggled left. I toggled a lot--right, left, right, left-- because from the ground, the radio man could see that my parachute wasn’t opening properly and the he was trying to help me fix the problem.<br ...
Playing with Fire in the Middle of a Busy Street: India — By Jennifer Shipp
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Playing with Fire in the Middle of a Busy Street: India — By Jennifer Shipp

Psychologically, though I haven’t left yet, I am already in India and Nepal. I’m in both places. A part of my mind perpetually rehearses the trip from New Delhi to Kathmandu. It begins in New Delhi and proceeds to Gorakhpur, India by train. Then I take a three-hour bus ride to Sunauli and walk across the India/Nepal border to find our hotel in Bhairawa, Nepal. After a restful night’s sleep and some food, my ...
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