“As the sun’s heat warmed the undergrowth, the forest would come alive with the smells of candyfloss and burnt toffee, freshly mown grass and warm hay, fried onions, wet dogs, crushed garlic and Turkish delight.”
In 2011, I won the Guardian’s Adventure Travel Writing Competition, with an 800-word article about a summer spent on expedition in the Peruvian Amazon.
“Lucy’s story reads well, with a good opening followed by some excellent description of the jungle. I loved the pink-toed tarantula – a surprising image that really brought home how strange the Peruvian forests can be. Her experiences built to a fitting, and poignant, finish.
Guardian Travel writer Kevin Rushby