November 05, 2006

Por La Carretera

As usual, it's been entirely way too long since my last update. For those of you that thought I might have dropped off the face of the planet, fear not. I am alive and super-bien. I have finally made good on my long ago made promise to leave the country and await regime change from abroad should it ever come to pass that George W. Bush gets elected.

I bought myself a 1985 VW Westfalia camper and hit the road for Mexico way. The van's name is Gua-Gua (pronounced WaWa, like the convenience store from the days of my youth in Philly). It's also a Spanish slang term for bus in some parts. The van has been working out spectacularly well. It's a great way to travel and has everything I need.

So I've kind of set up shop for the time being in La Paz, near the tip of Baja. I found this shark and ray conservation group Iemanya (pronounced ya manja) on the web and have been doing some volunteer work for them. One of my main tasks is to clean up their website, so keep that in mind if you check it out. It should be looking better fairly soon, hopefully.

So I spend my days keeping up with my freelance programming work for Simple Star as well as working on the Iemanya site. We also occasionally take a boat out and go searching for Manta Rays and Whale Sharks The guy that heads the Iemanya office here, Paul, is trying to study the Giant Manta Rays, but unfortunately they are rapidly disappearing and I haven't been able to spot any yet. Paul was able to spot one very briefly recently, so there's still some hope.

So yeah, that's a brief update about what I'm up to. I really promise to try to post updates on a more regular basis but in the meantime you can check out my latest picts.

Hasta la proxima.

Posted by Pedro at November 5, 2006 10:36 AM | TrackBack

Hey looks like you're having a great time. Those shark pix are incredible!! Post more updates please!!

Posted by: Philip Fierlinger at November 5, 2006 02:16 PM
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