This piece has one of the best opening paragraphs of any travel story I’ve read:
- Our plane went mechanical in Mexico City on the way to Costa Rica. The local mechanics said they didn’t have the parts on hand and it would be at least 38 hours before our aircraft was going anywhere. The airline decided to hedge its bets and set us free for a 30-hour layover at the Mexico City airport hotel.
That’s when I almost lost my penis.
The rest of the short story doesn’t live up to its opening, so you can choose to read it all or not.