the storycurator
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a blog by jan doets

Equatorial muses
During a period of about twenty years I have been moving around the globe in a circle at abour 2 degrees north of the equator. Living and working in the rainforests of Colombia, Nigeria and Borneo. Everywhere along that circle, the jungle smells the same. If I so wish I can smell it today, in the tropical greenhouses of the Leyden Hortus Botanicus. Go there if you can. Then you’ll know how it smells along the Oya River in Sarawak, the Magdalena River in Colombia end the Ethiope river in Nigeria. Travel along with me.