Costa Rica Chronicles: Vol. VI

Two Days Until Departure!
For the next few weeks, folks, Fish & Bicycles will mostly be a microblogging site.

Choosing to not take my laptop with me to Costa Rica was a difficult decision to make. But, when I think about lugging it all around the country, along with my other gear, it just doesn’t make sense. (If I had an ultraportable netbook, it’d be a different story.)

And so, my primary internet device will be my iPod Touch. I can connect to wi-fi when available and I can post to Fish & Bicycles, but the iPod’s virtual keyboard is not suitable for the amount of typing I usually do here, I won’t be able to get photos onto my iPod, and so normal blogging just aint gonna happen.

What I WILL try to do is to post Twitter-esque posts whenever I can. Everything I post here already automatically generates a Tweet and a Facebook Status update, and I’ve got the WordPress app on my iPod, so I’ve got the tools.

Question is, will I have the time, the talent, and the wi-fi?

  • Time: Do I really want to be spend time on my iPod when I’m in one of the most beautiful, natural areas in the world?
  • Talent: Listen, my Tweets are currently nothing more than the headlines of my blog posts and a link to the posts. There’s a reason why I’m a blogger and not a microblogger – I have a big mouth! 140-character limit? Are you kidding me?! It will be interesting to see how well I do when I have very little time to compose.
  • Wi-Fi: Since most of my time will be spent engaged in outdoor activities – rainforest hikes, zip lines, suspended bridge canopy tours, hikes to volcanoes, rafting, swimming under waterfalls, boogie boarding, snoozing in a hammock, etc. – access to wi-fi will be limited.

There will, of course, be internet terminals in cafés and hostels, and so it’s possible I might be able to manage a longer entry here and there, but I can’t promise anything.

So for now…

What’s Happening?
Cramming at work to get everything in order for two-week absence.

What’s on your mind?
Having trouble keeping my mind on work because that space is currently occupied by visions of palm trees, scarlet macaws, squirrel monkeys, and volcanoes.

Costa Rica Chronicles: Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III, Vol. IV, Vol. V, Vol. VI, Vol. VII, Vol. VIII, Vol. IX, Vol. X

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