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Michael Berner  Global nomad w/ @christeleny. Formerly marketing @uber @amex & @IPG. (📷) iPhone 6+ and Sony a7rii (📍) Sri Lanka



It's all fun and games...

The Taj lived up to its reputation

Hiking up the Kuang Si Waterfalls in Luang Prabang

What you're seeing is the happy ending to what could have been a much sadder story. At 2am last night we got a call from our dive guide, Chris, letting us know a whale shark was spotted at the back of our boat. I jumped up and ran to meet him but the shark had already disappeared. Thankfully, another was on his way over but we immediately noticed something was off. As he got closer we realized a 10 gallon drum had been tied to his tail, tearing at the flesh and nearly ripping it off. We quickly found a knife and Chris slowly lowered himself into the water, careful not to startle and scare the shark off. The initial tug of the drum made him thrash in pain but he eventually calmed down and let the rope be cut. Blood poured out of the wound which exposed the fat and cartilage. If the drum has been left even a few more days he likely would have lost his tail and died. To our luck, instead of leaving he decided to stay and eat the plankton surrounding our lights. What followed was 45 minutes in the water with this stunning animal. •

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Day 12: Today, we trekked through a blizzard. #annapurna #annapurnacircuit

Day 11: HAPPY NEW YEAR from 18k ft!

Day 10: Finally got above the clouds #annapurnacircuit #annapurna

Day 9: We're still hiking

Day 8: Rest day. We've since learned "rest day" only means you'll stay at the same tea house twice as we still did a three hour "fun" climb. Apparently that helps for acclimatizing. On our way now to Yak Kharka now prepping for our big ascent to Thorong La. #annapurna #annapurnacircuit

Day 7: Finally spotted Annapurna 3 (24,787') on our way to Manang for a rest day to acclimatize. #annapurna #annapurnacircuit

Day 6: Tea Houses are the name of the game here but a more appropriate name would be 4 non-insulated walls with no heat source. It's about 0 degrees here at night and the only warmth is the fire in the kitchen. We're at 12k ft and heading higher today to Manang for our rest day and to acclimatize. #annapurna #annapurnacircuit

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