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Panic attack in Afghanistan

One sunny afternoon, early December in central Kabul, I find myself being escorted to the back door of a beaten-up four-wheel drive by a man with an assault rifle.
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TRAVEL

Living like a local in Kathmandu

I don’t know if anyone else in the house was changing their underwear, but I literally couldn’t find that moment of privacy that's normally desirable when refreshing your pair.
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VIDEO

WIN a GoPro

If you recommend your friend likes the Comfort is for Wimps Facebook page, and they let me know that you recommended them. You BOTH get an entry.
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STORIES

I had my cards read by a psychic

We took it in turns spending about an hour alone in the room with her. When it was my turn I walked in, sat down and she asked me to please uncross my legs because it was blocking energy.
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Dating

I Tinder dated on Skype

In his pictures he was massive, so I wasn't surprised when the Skype session opened to reveal a literally massive man slurping down a protein shake in real time.
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VIDEO

I’m going to Afghanistan

Mention Afghanistan, what comes to mind? Taliban? Terrorism? Burkas? Beards? This country is much more than what we hear about. I'm planning to find out more.
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Dating

Tinder date #2: The gentle giant

His humungous hands sat our drinks on the table and he took a seat. I shifted slightly to fix my posture and obviously my legs interacted with his legs, which had had no choice but to encroach into my space.
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TRAVEL

You’re an ass, Santorini

Tourists started to figure out that you needed to be careful if you got too close to a donkey's bum - doing something squirty on a human was one of the only highlights in the donkeys' lives.
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TRAVEL

Almost murdered under the Tuscan sun

The potential serial killer, my colleague and I arrived (without any serious crimes being committed) at around 5pm and the unfairly good-looking Italian people were still soaking the sun’s UV rays.
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TRAVEL

Taking my top off in Turkey

I had the picture painted for me - massages, saunas, aromatherapy, healing of body via warm water and relaxation. What us Westerners would refer to as a spa, if you will.
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