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October 11th 2008
Published: October 14th 2008
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jack fruit!
Tulear, Madagascar
meat of choice: sea turtle
current weather: hole in the ozone hot
mode of transport: man-pulled 'puspus'
ocupation: student

today is our last day in Tulear, we leave for our 8 day tour of Protected Areas tomorrow which is quite exciting for that means camping all week! and treaking through the jungle.
this past week has been our marine studies unit which has consisted of marine mammals, coral reefs, mangroves, and the very real experiental learning and actually going to visit all of these things.
Swimming in the mangroves was surreal with the water on the top being hothot and the bottom water being the coldest. the roots came up from the bottom, making swimming resmble something out of tomb raider or indiana jones, if you fall you fall to your death, gouged by sharp wooden spikes...good thing we were swimming.
The previous day we visited a cave grotto with interesting fish and invertébrées and birds that lived within the rock.
Spirolena is also grown here, so going to see that process and learn about all the benefits of this wonder food was quite great. check it out if you have the time.

One thing that I really wish that I had was a hand-crank blender; for I have really been craving a smoothie.

I keep on thinking of all the things that I want to do when I get back to the states and learn how to do as well. For instance, I really want to go skiing, and I would also like to learn how to ice climb and sail and visit many wonderful parts of our country and pick up martial arts again.
But I also want to finish college so where is the time?

last night we had cheese crepes and I think that I am lactose intolerent, or the cheese was of questionalble quality, acording to my stomach...grandma you were right, I should have invested in Sipero, I am on my first dose of it provided generously by a friend

ISP update: I will be researching Malagasy bats more details on that later when I have a larger view of exactly what will be goinig on.

lovelove


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