I settled into my room in a big building with walls that only went partly up to the ceiling. You could hear sounds from other rooms but they were drowned out by the sounds of the nearby jungle. There was a mosquito net to sleep under but no walls or anything to stop creepy crawlies from getting into the room.
That afternoon I met the other two members of my group: Ed and Jeremy from Minnesota. The three of us and Willy went on a walk to introduce us to the jungle. The first thing I noticed was the humidity: the temperature wasn't too high but the humidity was intense and we were sweating profusely.
The walk was great and we saw lots of interesting things, such as two inch-long ants (that we were told had a wicked bite)