Shah Jahan ruled the Mongol empire with a ruthless brand of justice and flagrant self-celebration. But his greatest monument would come to be inspired by something other than his delusions of grandeur; it would be inspired by love.
After 1,600 kilometers of potholes, several near accidents and numerous Mexican army drug checkpoints, we were close to the U.S. border. And then things got interesting. (This is Part II of a three part series on international borders.)
When Mike Ramsden called wanting to do a fundraising climb for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, I signed up on the spot - as the guide. The CLIMB FOR THE CURE was a huge success; win-win is an understatement.
The notorious Albanian Blood Feuds left many families without a male head of the household. Following strict moral codes, the eldest daughter chopped off her hair, swore virginity and took on the role.