I am doing an email interview with a Chinese magazine and came across this question, hope they enjoy the answer.
Dangers? Yes. Besides going blind as I told you about earlier I have almost drown twice on assignment for NGM. Once in a flooded river in Borneo and another time in the Myo Lake Room. I was descending a rope next to the waterfall and when I landed in the lake the force of the water flipped me over and held me upside down.
"Did you come across any dangers during the trips? Would you please tell me 1 or 2 of them? Please tell me the details."I have gotten Malaria on assignment, sever intestinal disorders, allergic reactions to Malaria medicine, gotten hypothermia more times than I can count, been poisoned by hydrogen sulfide gas, had machine guns pointed at me, been shot at, survived kidnapping attempts, been exposed to rabies, gotten stung in the eye, been detained by the Iranian Police, been arrested in Sudan, had my passport confiscated in Abkasia... The list goes on and on.