Thursday, January 26, 2012


Now I'm in the jungle.

Instead of temperate rainforest hikes, now it's tropical. Splashing up humid streams, crawling up waterfalls, reminds me of a certain creek on Vancouver Island. I half-expect to see game trails, but there are none. I think all the large mammals were hunted off the island a long time ago.

An hour down the road is the beach - long reefs, warm water. I could swim all day.

I actually have a lot of work to do while I'm down here, which is going to be my biggest challenge. The landscape and the culture is so inviting and distracting. Also, it takes a little more work to get everyday things done (like plan and find food, get around, etc) when everyone speaks Spanish. But for some reason my Spanish is better than I thought, and already improving since I got here. So I hope the 'getting normal things done' part becomes less time-consuming, as I find a routine and my Spanish continues to improve. Also, my major work-stuff mostly needs to be done sooner rather than later, so I'll have more time to explore as time goes on.

**ps. potential thieves in Canada - my house is subletted, so even if you knew where I lived (which you probably don't, because I'm secretive like that), don't bother trying. And even if you did know where my house was and there wasn't a subletter, probably the most amazing thing you'd come away with is a nice pair of rubber boots.

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