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Nepal is a tiny country in the Himalayas squeezed between China to the north and India to the south. It is home to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and has long been the destination of choice for outdoor adventure travel.
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Many years ago, a good friend of mine who was then in his second year of med. school, organized a term working in a small rural medical clinic in Kenya. 
Long ago, Romans knew that something in the air around the marshy areas of Rome was making people sick and even killing them. 
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Once known simply as Congo and more recently (from 1971-1997) as Zaire, the Democratic Republic of Congo is a vast central African country of immense natural resources.
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When I think back on it, my first experience volunteering overseas kind of sucked. It's a long story, but the short version is that I showed up in Nepal thinking that I was going to save the world and found out that really I was on an adventure tour posing as a volunteer programme.
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