Travel Advice from Whistling Shade

What I have learned in the jungles of Guatemala

by Kelly Westhoff

1.    I have learned that I possess a curious knack for attracting cockroaches.

2.    I have learned that you shouldn't step on a cockroach as a means to kill it.  
      Cockroaches' eggs are stored in their abdomens and will squirt across the room 
      when the roach is stomped.  

3.    I have learned that you should always wear shoes, always, otherwise it is 
      likely you will step on a cockroach with barefeet.

4.    I have learned that when you step on a cockroach with barefeet, it sticks 
      and does not come off easily. 

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