Everything's a little bit up in the air at the moment because I can't book flights yet, but I've got my route sorted and I know flight times for the smaller airport I have to fly to from San Jose. So stuff is happening, and its a good feeling. I've never planned anything like this on my own before and at times its getting a little overwhelming! I've made lists (and lists, and lists...) now, of absolutely everything I can think of, so now its just a case of crossing things off, one at a time until everything's done.
I can't wait to get stuck into living in the jungle, patrolling beaches for baby turtles, surveying monkey populations and learning to track big cats from the signs they leave behind. To be honest that probably means looking at a lot of cat crap, but in all fairness its jaguar & puma crap so its still pretty cool. I love that its going to be a research camp rather than just a conservation camp. I love that I'm going somewhere unlike anywhere I've ever been before. I love that I'm going on my own. I love that I'm going to California afterwards, because to be quite honest I've missed that place. I love that I have the opportunity to do something this amazing. I love that I have something to motivate me through this year at uni. I love that the next few pictures have been taken by people who've done the exact same thing and I really can't wait to experience it for myself.
Periodically the blog will probably turn into a travel planner, but whatever! Have any of you done anything like this before? Got any advice for me? I'd love to hear your stories/advice!!