10/18/2017 Update by Alexa Borden during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017:
I’m JASON Student Argonaut Alexa Borden reporting in from the rainforest of Penang, Malaysia. Our team has already had some amazing and new experiences. To get here, we took a series of plane rides — one of which was 15 hours! Many of us had little to no experience traveling, especially on an international flight. Therefore, this long ride from Boise, Idaho to New York City to Guangzhou, China to Penang, Malaysia and was an adventure in and of itself. We knew we were headed for Asia as the main language on the plane was Chinese, with English second.