Back in 1998 I did my one and only bungee jump, 111m (400ft) above the Zambezi River, from the bridge connecting Zimbabwe to Zambia. It was terrifying at the time, but something I'm glad I did. However, yesterday I saw news on the BBC website of the bungee cord snapping on a girl doing the exact same jump. She plunged into the crocodile-infested river, unable to swim at first because her feet were tied together for the jump. Amazingly, she survived the ordeal, though very bruised and cut up. Who would have thought it was such a potentially dangerous thing to do!!
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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