I had a couple weeks free in the beginning of November before Thanksgiving. As my friend Mal recently put it “you don’t like to stay in one place do you?” Which is like saying “you like cookie dough don’t you?” I love cookie dough. I had been floating the idea of going back to La… Continue reading Back with the whale sharks
My 10 weeks as a research intern have flown by. Ten weeks sounds like a lot, but really it’s not. Just as I was starting to feel settled, it was time to leave. On Tuesday I said bye to the whale sharks, to Darren & Manolo (the directors), to the other volunteers of Whale Shark Research Project, to my… Continue reading Leaving La Paz + Upcoming Travel
Along the malecon (boardwalk) in La Paz there is a statue of Jacques Cousteau clutching a mask and staring out to sea. To some, it might seem out of place; why would there be a statue of the Frenchman here in Mexico? To others, it makes perfect sense. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez ‘the… Continue reading The Aquarium of the World
This post originally appeared on the Whale Shark Research Project blog, for which it was written. Starting February 4, the malecon (boardwalk) in La Paz completely transformed. The malecon is normally a pretty busy area; a main traffic thoroughfare and popular with runners, bikers and rollerbladers. But when arrived, it became twice as busy. Photo… Continue reading Carnaval comes to La Paz
I haven’t actually gone into detail yet about what I’m doing here in La Paz. The non-profit I volunteer for is called Whale Shark Research Project. The project is headed by Darren Whitehead and Manolo Gonzalez. Darren is from England and has been studying whale sharks around the world for close to 8 years. He just… Continue reading Whale Shark Research Project
Hola! I’ve been here a week now in La Paz and it’s been a great start. We’ve had over 50 encounters with whale sharks just this week. Before I talk about anything else, I want to talk about the FOOD! There are so many places to eat and I’m not even talking about actual restaurants. On… Continue reading First week in La Paz
Saturday January 2 I told myself this time around I wasn’t going to leave packing to the last minute but that’s exactly what I did. Leaving the day after New Year’s was a bit hectic; I spent most of Jan 1 recuperating and saying bye to friends, napping instead of packing. My flight was leaving… Continue reading Arriving in ¡Mexico!
I’m still here! Hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays. I’ve been a bit MIA on Lead to Roam, but I haven’t been doing anything quite as exciting as when I was in ‘Straya… until now! In less than a week I’ll fly to Baja Mexico to start a 10 week internship researching whale sharks. Why… Continue reading Update & upcoming travel