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I am tempted to comment on the lack of creativity of the title, but I will refrain myself from doing so…except, I just did.

Mexico!!! I will be flying to Tuxtla Gutierrez and then busing to San Cristobal de las Casas on April 3rd, arriving at around 11 pm. I’m so excited I have to post about this one week early. I’m also worried about security; it’ll be a 4-min walk from the bus station to the hotel–four long minutes, if I choose to walk. Someone online said they lived at San Cristobal de las Casas and that I should not worry about walking. Someone else, a Mexican who lived in Mexico City for a long time, told me to use UBER.

On April 5th, I will go with ~a dozen people from the city to Canto de la Selva, where I will begin a course on the Ecology of Fragmented Tropical Forests. The course ends on the 15th, and I’m back home the night of the 17th. In a way, this will be my summer break–I won’t have one, literally.

A little thought. Sometimes, one travels for the fun of it. Some other times, one travels for skills, knowledge, or work. It could also be to escape routine or gain a new perspective, or to destress or forget about everything that’s “going on back at home.” Most likely, it’s a combination thereof.