[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/19/art.pip.friends.jpg caption="Some of the Planet in Peril team- Anderson Cooper, Neil Hallsworth, Phil Littleton, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta"]
Editor's note: The Planet In Peril crew is back stateside, and some are doing better than others... and by 'others' we mean Cameraman Phil Littleton. Seems he caught a stomach bug. He writes us this blog:
For the past five weeks I’ve been in Africa, the land of my birth, the continent I love. We traveled from Chad, through Rwanda, and into Cameroon. We ended our journey deep in the forests of the DRC and all along the way, there was plenty of hospitality. The folks of the continent have always given of their hospitality, even if it were meager, they were always willing to share. The fare at times did not seem palatable, when dressed in its original clothing, once cooked, it was quite enjoyable… and so not to offend our hosts, we ate everything…
We were filming for Planet in Peril II, looking at the battle lines between the dwellers of the earth, asking is there a way to co-exist? All we can do is bring you what we see and listen to the voices we hear, leaving it up to you to decide…
My short discomfort will subside, but how ironic it is that when I got back into the mass transit system, and onto a United flight from Brussels to Washington I am reminded of how quick we forget the fragile balance between nature and humans.
I cannot wait to get back to the front lines…
Here is a Hutchens photo me in the middle of truly great colleagues
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