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The Dragon’s Lair

Source: Telica smolders after an October thunderstorm. 

Coconut palms sway in the breeze, revealing flat-topped peaks behind them, the ground so plush that the sleeping pads stay rolled up. After a 6-mile trek through a rainforest, I’m happy to be inside a tent, the ocean breeze rustling through the mesh and a chorus of bullfrogs serenading me. I lie back and enjoy the peaceful moment, wondering why I

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