After reading this week’s submissions, I am fully convinced that animals need to make more appearances in our travel writing. In these stories, they provide comic relief, metaphors, and suprising new perspectives on human affairs.
Enjoy these excerpts from your fellow Matadorians’ work!
“People a lot smarter than me wear hats or pith helmets in the jungle. I had to wear those silly-looking helmets for 3 years in the jungles of Panama, years ago. They make you sweat, and then, the leather headband shrinks and crushes your skull. I’m not working for the government now, so when I go in the jungle, I wear or don’t wear whatever the hell I want to.