Monthly Archives: September 2010

Playing in the mountains and a moonlit walk up Lajuma

As Hai, one of my climbing partners, would say, “You gotta trust your feet!”–something I’m definitely learning to do while bushwhacking through the bush. My work for the PhD student, Ben, has been centered around vegetation transects so John (the 20 … Continue reading

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Red Soil, Mountains and Thorns

After a tiresome 46 hour journey spanning 3 continents, 3 planes, some busses and car rides, I arrived at Lajuma Research Centre. Everything here is so novel: The soil is red, monkeys don’t seem to mind you as they saunter … Continue reading

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South Africa or Bust!

I feel naked without my phone–I keep reaching into my pocket to check the time or look for texts.  The weight of wearing a watch feels awkward and bulky. My mom broke down when I hugged her goodbye at Seatac … Continue reading

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My last day in Seattle…and the start of a new adventure!

It is officially my last day in Seattle until 2011. My flight for South Africa leaves tomorrow at 12:42 PM and I will arrive at Lajuma some time Monday night after about 40 hours of travel: Seattle to Denver to … Continue reading

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