07. 16. 2008
Jungle trek friends fall out... over MP3 player (kind of)
It's an ambitious project: trekking 4,000 miles of jungle paths over an 18 month period. I feel tired just thinking about it (then again, I feel tired just thinking about trekking into the kitchen for a snack, which might explain why it's almost dinner time and I still haven't had lunch. But I digress...)
I can't think why friends Ed Stafford and Luke Collyer, both from Britain, thought that an iPod (plus solar charger) wasn't an essential item for their trip in the first place. Or why they believed that they wouldn't get sick of each others' company after so darn long. But they were optimistic and naive, and their story came to a sorry head on day 68 of their journey, when Luke told Ed he was sick of the sight of him.
Ed was concerned when he saw a list of items Luke had requested from their families back home: there was only one MP3 player on the list, and he wanted one, too! He confronted his friend, and found out that there was a reason Luke hadn't requested two players. The reason was that he was leaving.
According to The Mail on Sunday, Ed is now seeking a new trekking partner to finish the trip. They must be easygoing... and already have an MP3 player.