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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.

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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 Imageof 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!

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