It’s moments like this I would really love for the technology of teleportation. After an 11hr flight to Tokyo, then a 6hr flight to Malaysia, I now have a 19hr layover in Kuala Lumpur.
Then I can finally get to my destination – Sri Lanka! It’s that time again for another IUCN/Crocodile Specialist Group’s 22nd Working Meeting. This will also be my first meeting as a CSG member, so in my head, that just means I need to step up my game in contributing to the conservation and preservation of crocodilians and their habitat, utilizing my knowledge of parasites and ecosystems. These meetings are a perfect balance for me: very intellectually stimulating, but also full of excitement and crazy stories and adventures. And of course I love the fact of experiencing a new culture and new “exotic” foods. The last couple of meetings I’ve eaten things I never thought before: CSG Manaus 2010- I ate bug larvae out of a coconut; CSG Philippines 2012- I ate balut (I still gag at the thought). I really don’t know what “exotic” foods they have in Sri Lanka, but guarantee I’ll eat it! I’ve got a tradition going that I can’t break!