stupid things i've done that could've gotten me killed
- Rafted the Nile
- Rafted the Zambezi
- Bungee Jumping at Vic Falls
- Gorge swinging
- Flown a domestic airline in the Congo (more dangerous than the rest of this list combined)
- Climbed an active volcano that's surrounded by Congolese rebels (until altitude sickness set in)
- Climbed back down the active volcano with a French soldier-of-fortune (he was safer than the rebels)
- Eaten some seriously disgusting things
- Managed to be detained by border authorities, hit by a cop, and attacked by an angry mob.
- Watched a troop buildup.
At some point, you have to stop being afraid. Otherwise, you miss out.