Great news! We’re not the only website to cheer for #teamsloth. Slothville.com is an ‘official’ American support group for sloths. If you sign up, you receive a free certificate and excellent poster of sloths. I have taken the liberty of signing up a range of my friends and relatives who I expect to be ardent … Continue reading Official #teamsloth merchandise
I hope that you are joining with us in celebrating Sloth International Day. If you haven’t already, do something slothful. #teamsloth forever.
We’re really sad to be leaving South America. It’s been an amazing five months and, if it weren’t for Asian travels on the horizon we’d probably be pretty down about our departure. Truth be told, South America was never my first priority. When our timing for Asia didn’t match with the climate we needed to … Continue reading So long South America – some parting observations
There’s only so much cultural relativism that #teamsloth can stomach. Ecuador’s Shuar tribe definitely crosses the line of acceptability. One of the makers of Ecuador’s famous shrunken heads, the Shuar have evidently decided that killing each other for heads to shrink is no longer appropriate (so far so good). But they now just use sloths … Continue reading Inappropriate use of sloths
We are out of the Amazon jungle and I am now ready to judge all animals contained therein. Animals we like Monkeys. Ever since our travel to India we have been of the view that monkeys add to any attraction (what would the Taj Mahal be without them, hm?). I want to make a particular … Continue reading Animals of the Amazon
We saw sloths. Close up. And they were just as charming and docile as we might have hoped. Each movement they make is deliberate and enjoyable, like stretching your arms back with a big yawn. Their faces are flat, ponderous and almost otherworldly. And their fur is so plush and soft you’d think they were … Continue reading Sloths and their people
In our time in Colombia I have developed a fascination with sloths. I can’t quite put my finger on why exactly. It might be: their extraordinarily slow movement; their following in Hollywood; or, their heroic bathroom visits. It may also be their endearing Spanish name, oso perezoso which translates directly as lazy bear. In any … Continue reading All aboard the sloth bandwagon