Bob Wallace looks at the importance of choosing the right animal in your travels.

Be careful about the beast you choose.

Despite several times finding myself relying on an animal to get from one point to another while exploring an offshore destination, this advice still tends to desert me when needed most.

It was no better illustrated than on a trip to Egypt a few years ago. For reasons not totally clear at the time, our intrepid group was told that we would be riding donkeys through some fields along the west bank of the Nile outside Luxor. Such small