The bags are (pretty much) packed and we are (almost) ready for our flight tomorrow morning. I will admit I am not yet mentally prepared for moving to Mexico/working in Mexico/living apart from TD for 4-8 months, but we will take it one day at a time.
We head out in just a few days with our fabulous pal, SR and some colleagues to El Cielo Biosphere reserve in Tamalipas. I've wanted to visit there since college - its the northern most occurrence of cloud forest in the neotropics and noted for unique flora and fauna. We'll be there for a week before we head to Chimalapas, one of the least populated areas in Mexico. In both places we will be with researchers from UNAM, looking mostly for salamanders.
We are excited about our big adventure (our biggest one yet!) and I'm looking forward to documenting our travels on the blog.