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Monday
Jun112012

Jurassic Park University

First day of work. The rickshaw ride from my apartment to the university took about 25 minutes. I told the driver to let me off at the main entrance, indicated by two hinged iron gates and a security shack with a guard outside with his back turned, hunched over a table scribbling into a notebook. The road into the institute campus was lined by a cascade of intense vegetation—towering trees with twisting trunks, red-orange flowers dotting the canopy a hundred feet in the air, undergrowth thick with ferns and grasses tan and green, clusters of bamboo stalks and palm leaves sprayed from jagged stems. This place is a jungle. The gate might as well have been a massive wooden arch with the inscribing: JURASSIC PARK.

I felt it equally likely I might at any instant be swung into the air by a swooping Indian Tarzan as attacked from behind by a pack of velociraptors.

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