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.

Vietnam Field Trip 2011 #1
Buying food at the markets in Pleiku, Vietnam. Image: Jodi Rowley
© Australian Museum

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!