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"A day in the bush is worth two in the armchair." Papa couldn't have said it any better.

Safari Fashion

To equip myself for seeing Africa the way Hemingway did, I've actually invested in the Hemingway jacket, which is produced by the company that actually produced the jackets he used when he came out here. And they have a little bit of background about Hemingway.

"He didn't just taste life, he bit off big chunks and - gnawed on it for all it was worth."

Don't know if they meant the jacket or life, but anyway.


While waiting to have his next Hemingway experience, Palin takes a moment to show off his snappy safari jacket manufactured by the same company that made Hemingway's when he visited Africa in the 1950s.

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© Basil Pao, 1999. Text excerpt: "Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure" by Michael Palin © Michael Palin, 1999 Used with permission of Cassell & Company. Buy the book in the Palin Store.