27 April 2008

Journal 21

But here I am - and this place is real jungle… Bridge on the River Kwai type: on one side a wall of solid green rises almost perpendicularly 60 feet; on the other side thick and impenetrable undergrowth has - if I may so put it - overgrown all, and only other huge jutting hills of solid green can be seen. The place looks like jungle, sounds like M-G-M jungle, and smells like jungle - damp, mosquito-ridden, absolutely uncivilized. The price to reach it is great - damned near fatal in fact - but it is – almost - worth it. Thank god the trip back's downhill…

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