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NPR’s Fresh Air just played an interview with New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins. He covered the war in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2002 and reported on the Iraq war from 2003 to 2006. And recently he revisited Afghanistan and wrote a book The Forever War that chronicles his experiences.

And boy, did he have some experiences. A little bit of bribing. A little face time with Taliban leaders that could chop your head off without flinching. A little getting lost and a lot of finding some amazing stories– just the sort of stuff that makes me want to be a foreign correspondent. And he makes it sound like it’s all in a day’s work.

He happened to share some advice that I think applies to this trip to Romania. When talking about being abroad (in some very sketchy places), he said you have to trust your gut.

Will do, Dexter. Will do.

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