June 2nd: My Arrival in Puerto Maldonado

Well, the last time I posted on this blog was April 12, and my in-country research has both begun and ended by now, and I have been back in the USA for over a week now. However, possessing an internet connection in the Amazon jungle which could hardly load HTML Gmail, much less upload pictures onto WordPress, I thought it best to simply wait until I returned to the land of DSL to continue my blog posts. However, I will attempt to write as though I was in the moment, and thus will begin this post starting with my arrival in Puerto Maldonado.

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Summer in the Amazon Basin

Hello to all,

As I being to make preparations for my Charles Center International Research trip, I thought I would open with a post about my trip and the purpose of my research.

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