Woman Smuggles Worms Into Mongolia…in Her Boot!

I recently received an email from Robyn Hepburn, creator of a blog called “Mongolian Mumbles”. She wanted to let me know about a vermicomposting story she shared on her site (looks to be from last spring). I thought it was pretty funny, and knew it would be the sort of story a lot other “Worm-Heads” might appreciate as well.

Here is a blurb:

In October 2009 I was staying with wonderful friends Mike & Judy in Sydney before returning to Mongolia, trying to cram over 30kgs into a bag probably made to carry less than 15kgs and I am only allowed 20kg anyway. Judy said ‘I will get some compost worms for you to take back to back to Mongolia’. As you can imagine I looked at her as if she was off her rocker. Not only is it probably illegal but did she realise that the temperatures in Mongolia drop to -40C below and that I didn’t have a lot of room in my suitcase.

Where was I going to keep these worms when I did get back to Mongolia?

Be sure to check out the full post here:
I travelled with worms in my boot…

Does anyone else have funny interesting worm travel/smuggling stories to share?? Be sure to leave a comment below!

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    • John
    • October 13, 2011

    Way to go Robyn! Hope your worms multiply on a grand scale.

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