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Welcome to the Jungle - Day 1

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 08 Sep 2011

Mountains, monsoons and mosquitos: Highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley's diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam.

Vietnam Field Trip 2011 #1b

Jodi J. L. Rowley © Jodi J. L. Rowley/Australian Museum

I have finally reached the boundary of Kon Ka Kinh National Park, in the highlands of central Vietnam. I've come here for an eleven-night amphibian field survey.

My travel to this park commenced several days ago with a flight from Sydney to Hanoi, via Hong Kong. Once in Hanoi, I met up with my Vietnamese friends and colleagues, and we had spent a few days in Hanoi getting our gear together, then we flew to central Vietnam.

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 1

This morning we purchased all our food for the next two weeks (no supermarkets in the forest!), and then took a minibus several hours to the park. Tomorrow our amphibian surveys will begin!

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