Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

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On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

Risking It All: Watch ‘The Last Honey Hunter’ https://ift.tt/31S8TQX

Hidden in the steep mountain jungles of Nepal, Mauli Dahn risks it all in search of wild, toxic honey.

This is a story of honey, one of the world’s biggest bees, insane cliff-climbing, and doing what it takes to survive.

Sold on the black market for its hallucinogenic properties, this mad honey is not easy to get. It requires climbing rope ladders, hanging on the edge of cliffs, and generally risking your life. Suffice it to say it’s not a job for just anyone.

And with no obvious successors, Mauli Dahn may be the last honey hunter. From the team that brought us “Denali” and “Damnation” comes this beautifully filmed look into the dark side of honey.

Set aside 30 minutes to enjoy this film. Trust us, it’s time well-spent.

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