I take a deep breath. He puts the snake around my neck. It wraps, one head cuddling my jugular, the other tentatively exploring my cleavage. My eyes are shut and my heart races.
I can’t open my eyes.
I just can’t.
Suddenly in my head I hear the words spat at me by my grandfatherly guide on a particularly sheer edge of the Matterhorn, when I was frozen in fear and exhaustion: “You are a tough girl! Action! Action!”
I open my eyes.
And the world gets bigger.
Holly Morris is a host of Globe Trekker. The series tied to her book Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine is available on DVD.
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